Exercise Northstar 9

The exercise will be held at the Singapore Sports Hub in early May.

Planning for this exercise began late last year.

The exercise will involve multiple Government agencies, including the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Police Force.

An SCDF spokesman said this was to test the readiness and coordination of national agencies in responding to major emergencies.

This will be the ninth Northstar exercise since it was started in 1997.

Previous exercises were held at Jurong Island (2011), Sentosa (2009) and various MRT stations (2006).