Subzone of Western Islands Planning Area
|• Pinyin||sūdōng dǎo|
|• Malay||Pulau Sudong|
|• Tamil||சுடோங் தீவு|
Pulau Sudong Airport
|Owner||Government of Singapore|
Since the early 1980s, Pulau Sudong, together with Pulau Senang and Pulau Pawai, have formed the Singapore Armed Forces southern islands military training area and live-firing zone. As with all other military installations in Singapore, the entire live-firing zone is strictly off limits to all civilians at all times of the day and night. The only exceptions to this are for workers who are contracted by MINDEF to perform maintenance on the island's area calibration facilities.
The island's airport and dock are maintained by SAF, with most areas covered by dense vegetation - the island is a wildlife haven for migratory birds and plants alike. The airstrip is only utilised for emergencies involving military aircraft.
Etymology and history
- Live explosive being tested on civilian structure in the Southern islands live-firing area.
- Typical MINDEF notice during live-firing ex
- Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2004), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern University Press, ISBN 981-210-364-3
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