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Singapore Armed Force detonates 100kg WWII bomb relic unearthed at Upper Bukit Timah Road construction site

On Tuesday at 12:30 PM, Singapore’s SAF EOD team safely detonated a 100kg WWII bomb after evacuating 4,000 residents.

This relic, among Singapore’s largest wartime finds, emerged near Cashew MRT during Myst condominium construction. A second detonation is expected as safety checks continue.

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SINGAPORE: On Tuesday (26 Sep) at approximately 12:30 PM, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) successfully detonated a 100kg World War II aerial bomb.

This operation followed the morning evacuation of over 4,000 nearby residents.

Authorities anticipate a second detonation as they continue to conduct safety checks at the scene.

On 20 September 2023 at 11:57 am, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) was informed of a war relic discovered at a construction site along Upper Bukit Timah Road during excavation works.

The unearthed bomb relic, believed to be one of the largest wartime bombs found in Singapore, was discovered at the construction site of the upcoming Myst condominium near Cashew MRT station.

After an assessment by the Singapore Armed Forces’ EOD team, it was deemed unsafe to move the war relic; thus, it necessitated on-site disposal.

The SAF EOD team conducted a controlled disposal of the war relic on Tuesday between 8am to 7 pm.

In the interest of public safety, a 200-meter safety cordon was established around the war relic during this period, and road closures were implemented starting from 11 AM in the vicinity.

Residents of The Linear, Hazel Park, Hazel Park Terrace, Block 154 Gangsa Road, and Upper Bukit Timah Road shophouses were instructed to evacuate during the disposal operation taking place from 8 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday.

More than 4,000 individuals living and working in the area were required to vacate their premises. Some residents, along with their pets, sought shelter at the Senja-Cashew community club for the day while the operation was underway.

To ensure the safety of all staff and students, Greenridge Secondary School transitioned to Home-Based Learning on Tuesday, during the controlled disposal operation.

Temporary public transport closure

In order to facilitate the safe execution of the operation, public transportation services within the vicinity of the detonation site were temporarily suspended.

This suspension included bus services, as well as the closure of road access on Bukit Panjang Flyover (spanning from Woodlands Road to Petir Road) and Upper Bukit Timah Road (from Petir Road to Cashew Road). These closures were in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM on September 26.

The police have also kindly requested the cooperation of the public in refraining from entering the designated areas.

Additionally, drone activities are strictly prohibited within the vicinity of the disposal operation for safety reasons.

A video shared on social media by a TikToker showed the scenery of the detonation site:

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Truth be said, this is the closest action the SAF is going to get. Should get all our paper generals to attend to give them some experience to match all their brass pins and medals.

Art of War :
Don’t get conned by fake yellow emperors
36. He must be able to mystify his officers and men by false reports and appearances, and thus keep them in total ignorance

The building structures including underground structures have to be inspected in the vicinity. There may be cracks that are not visible presently but may become a problem in the future. So the checking must be periodically done by all govt. agencies. Please don’t wait for a tragedy to happen before taking action. Please ask the Japanese embassy to check whether they have a record of the no. of bombs that were dropped in Singapore. Perhaps a check can be done by the SAF. It may not be 100% accurate but it may save lives as our govt. will continue to… Read more »

I am more interested to know if there will be free repair works to affected homes. And doing it with speed.

I was wondering why cannot detonate underwater or pulau tekong. Must detonate near civilian area?!? Why ah? Any idea?!? Then make a wayang show on it ….

If its belong to samurai. Then ask samurai send a war plane to bring it back lor. tsk tsk tsk…

Why not at Ridout sites? Anyway, 100kg bomb only lah. Could have been a 500lb, 1000lb or 2000lb bomb instead.

Trying to be politically correct in saying the WWII relic is an unexploded bomb.
Dare not mention its a Japanese aerial bomb dropped by the Mitsubishi Zero warplanes in Singapore.
Dare not offend japanese community here and also especially Tharman’s wife who is documented at birth a japanese but growing up a teochew ah soh who could not read nor speak japanese.

Hello it is not only a WWII bomb but a Japanese Bomb.

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