Images were the Islamic State flag, an Islamic State “activity” and a homemade shoe bomb (we will come to that later).
A quick timeline of their travel route before entering Singapore:
The group flew to Kuala Lumpur from Padang in West Sumatra on Jan 3 to preach and for the leader of the group, Ridce Elfi Hendra, to seek medical treatment.
On Jan 7, they travelled to Pattani Thailand (southern province of Thailand where majority are Malay Muslims) to learn about the education system at the Islamic Education Board in the area. Then, they headed back to Malaysia before attempting to enter Singapore on Wednesday (Jan 11).
It was about 1.30am when the Singapore authorities denied their entrance and put a “Not To Land” stamp on their passports.
What is a shoe bomb?
It is an explosive device concealed within the heel and sole of a shoe.