MORNING rush hour in Shenton Way.

A heavily laden car is parked in an area of high traffic.

Wires stick out from a door. Gas cylinders in the back seat are wired to a device. A ticking sound can be heard. Suddenly, white smoke wafts from the boot.

What would Singaporeans do should they come across such a car? Would they even notice it? Would they call 999 to report a possible bomb?
On Nov 2, the police conducted a mock terror attack to get answers to those questions.

From 8am to 7pm, they parked 'suspicious'-looking cars at nine locations, including Shenton Way, Orchard Road and Marina Bay.

'Car bomb' tests response