Singapore Laws


Singapore laws must be abided by students while they are staying in Singapore. In addition to laws relating to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, or ICA, of Singapore, and Ministry of Manpower, or MOM, students must also abide by the rule of law on driving, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, traffic and littering.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking any. Responsibility lies solely on individuals to know the law.

  Relevant Laws
Alcohol Abuse Any offense committed while being intoxicated (drunk) is punishable under the law. Drunk driving is a serious offence.
Driving All drivers must be in possession of a valid Singapore driving license and the vehicle must be insured.
Drugs Possession of Controlled Drugs is presumed to be for trafficking, an offence which can carry the death penalty.
Employment International students are not allowed to work in Singapore without a Work Pass Exemption from the MOM.
Immigration All international students studying in Singapore must have a valid passport and a Student’s Pass from the ICA.
Littering Littering, spitting and vandalism (with graffiti) in public areas are serious offences.
Smoking Smoking in specific public places and indoor restaurants is prohibited.
Traffic Jay-walking is an offence.

Banned on Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit system.