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Singapor publishes travel advice on violent events in Rakhine state
Singapore: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) released a travel consultation on Saturday (September 2) following violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. "Singaporians should refrain from unnecessary travel to the Maungdaw township, Rathedaung and Buthidaung and rethink travel to other parts of northern Rakhine state," MFA said. "Whilst touristic attractions in Rakhine state such as Ngapali beaches and the historical places of Mrauk U are not affected, the Singaporean are strongly recommended to be careful, as the safety conditions can quickly worsen.
The MFA recommended that the Singaporeans currently in Rakhine State or traveling to Myanmar should maintain vigilance and make the necessary arrangements for their own security, which included close surveillance of messages sent locally and compliance with orders from them. MFA encourages these Singaporeans to sign up with MFA and keep in contact with their families and boyfriends.
You should also have full travel and health cover and be acquainted with the conditions and cover, he added. For those in need of emergency diplomatic support, please consult the Singapore Embassy in Yangon or the MFA Duty Office:
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