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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

- THE NEW PAPER, YESTERDAY

The organiser is confident that the safety and medical precautions in place for Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) are sufficient and will mitigate the concerns of the authorities.

"What we did last year was above and beyond what anyone in the country has done for a festival. What happened was unfortunate and was an isolated incident," said Livescape Group CEO Iqbal Ameer.

"This year, we have even stricter measures in place."

Livescape Events managing director Darren Waide said that the measures to stamp out drug use include a comprehensive anti-drug campaign to spread the message.

Large screens displaying anti-drug messages will be placed at the venue.

On site, every patron will be subjected to a pat-down and bag check, with restrictions on bags of a certain size.

Random drug tests - oral swabs and breath tests - will be done at the front entrance.

Once permitted into the double-fenced venue, re-entry is not allowed.

Double fencing prevents anyone with drugs getting into the event.

The number of patrons has been capped at 20,000 for security reasons.


BY THE NUMBERS

SECURITY

1:100 security personnel to patron ratio

88 Aetos officers

33 CCTV cameras on-site

MEDICAL

4 medical posts

1 medical centre

2 on-site doctors

1 consultant doctor

12 roving paramedics

22 medics

6 nurses

4 ambulances