November 27, 2008

one Singaporean is among the hostages in Mumbai.

It says it is in close touch with the family of the Singaporean and is working with the Indian authorities to secure the release of the Singaporean and other hostages.

It says Singapore strongly condemns the attacks and conveys its deepest condolences to the victims, their families, the government of India and its people.

MFA says the Mumbai attacks underscore the common terrorist threat that we continue to face today.

Singapore stands firmly behind the Indian government in its fight against terrorism.

MFA and the Singapore Consulate—General in Mumbai are closely monitoring the situation in Mumbai.

Should Singaporeans require assistance, they can contact the Singapore Consulate—General in Mumbai or the MFA Duty Officer at 6379 8800 or 6379 8855.

When in Mumbai, MFA advises Singaporeans to take the necessary precautions for their personal safety.

During this period, Singaporeans are advised to monitor the local news diligently and be prepared to face inconveniences in their travel.

If Singaporeans do not have a pressing need to travel to Mumbai, they are advised to postpone the travel to a later date.

Singaporeans intending to travel to India should closely monitor news developments there.

Should they decide to travel, they are advised to register with the Ministry at

This will enable the Ministry and the Consulate—General in Mumbai to contact Singaporeans and render them the necessary consular assistance in case of emergencies.

It also encourages all Singaporeans travelling abroad to purchase comprehensive medical and travel insurance.

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