Singaporeans advised to defer non-essential travels to KL amid planned large-scale rally

Samantha Chiew

SINGAPORE (Dec 7): A large-scale rally is expected to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia tomorrow (Dec 8, 2018) at Dataran Merdeka.

In light of this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is advising Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to Kuala Lumpur.

“Current indications are that turnout at the event may number in the tens of thousands. There are also media reports of another large rally taking place in Petaling Jaya at Padang Timur on the same day,” said the MFA in a travel advisory on Friday.

“As with large congregations or demonstrations, there is a possibility that limited and isolated skirmishes might take place. There may also be traffic disruptions and other disturbances that will impact travellers.”

As for Singaporeans who are currently in Kuala Lumpur, they are advised to stay vigilant and avoid large gathering, monitor local media for developments and heed the instructions of the local authorities.

Singaporeans are also advised to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here, purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance, and stay in touch with family and friends.

Those who need consular assistance in Kuala Lumpur may contact the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) at:

Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur

209 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone:  +60 321 616 277
Duty Officer Telephone: +60 1665 610 400