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Singapore Gazettes Upcoming APEC 2009 Leaders Week
 
(Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2009)

Source: APEC Singapore 2009 Website (Singapore)

Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has announced that the upcoming, November 8-15, APEC 2009 Leaders Week Meeting, has been gazetted as a "Special Event" under the amended Public Order Act introduced earlier this year.

As per the recent Gazette entry, the areas around Marina Bay and Istana have been declared as ‘Special Event Areas' under the Public Order Act, and as such, between November 8-15, security checks on persons and belongings may be conducted by police officers within the Special Event Areas, and members of the public are prohibited from bringing a specific list of items into the Special Event Areas unless authorized by police.

However, contrary to what was done in past years in Thailand (07-Oct-2003), Chile (28-Oct-2004), Australia (12-Sep-2006) and Peru (07-Feb-2008), no special APEC public holiday is being contemplated in Singapore.

Related links:

• Singapore bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
• Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (November 2009)
• Singapore 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
• Singapore 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• Singapore 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• Singapore 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• Singapore 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2008-02-07: Peru Declares 6 Public Holidays For Upcoming ALC-UE And APEC Summits
• 2006-09-12: Australia One-Off APEC Summit Public Holiday In 2007
• 2004-10-28: Chile Declares November 19 APEC Public Holiday
• 2003-10-07: Thailand Declares 2-Day APEC Bank Holidays


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