No group gatherings, noisy family dinners or crazy parties after 10pm in Singapore, it`s actually considered illegal. If the police are called and you don`t have a “reasonable excuse” for your noise, you could be fined. Surprisingly, the wording of the laws only specifies male homosexuality, so I`m not sure what that means for women? However, there is a movement developing, with people actively trying to overturn this law, but at the moment, unfortunately, it is still in force. A strike or lock-out is considered illegal if it is called, declared or continued contrary to the preceding provisions or any provision of any other written Act, although a lock-out declared as a result of an illegal strike or a strike declared as a result of an illegal lock-out is not illegal.  It is a criminal offence for a worker and an employer to initiate, prosecute or otherwise promote an illegal strike or lock-out; The penalty is a fine of up to S$2,000 or imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both.  Inciting, inciting or encouraging others to participate in an illegal strike or lockout is also a criminal offence;  and provide financial support for illegal strikes or lockouts.  The courts charged him with unlawful assembly and vandalism for sticking two pieces of A4 paper with a blue check mark to a train window, which he then removed. Wham was supposed to spend 22 days in jail instead of paying a fine of S$8,000 ($5,955), but was released early after two weeks for good behavior. If a person intentionally or prematurely provokes another person by something illegal with intent or knowing that the provocation will result in sedition by that other person, he or she is guilty of that offence under section 153 of the Criminal Code. A difficult thing to punish since you have already imposed the ultimate punishment on yourself, but suicide is actually illegal in Singapore.
Part II of the Act contains offences to prevent supplies from falling into the hands of persons who intend or are about to act in a manner that is prejudicial to public security or the maintenance of public order in Singapore, as well as the creation or possession of subversive materials. Part III prohibits strikes and lockouts in the energy, gas and water sectors. It also makes such actions illegal in relation to other essential services, unless they have been announced 14 days in advance or during a commercial dispute resolution procedure. Part IV contains various general provisions, including provisions allowing the police to disperse assemblies; conduct searches; and taking photographs, fingerprints and body samples of people who have been arrested, detained or monitored by the police. Just a caveat: We love Singapore and know that MANY countries have crazy laws that may not make much sense for international travelers. Did you know, for example, that it is illegal to possess more than 50 kilos of potatoes in Western Australia? These are just a few observations that we think would be useful to other travellers. Seven lawmakers, including four from the PAP, expressed concerns about the bill at the time, particularly that the definition of an “assembly” and a “procession” had been extended to a single person. Under the previous law, a five-person assembly would have been a criminal offence. Under Article 151, anyone who intentionally attends a gathering of 5 or more people that could disturb the peace of the community after receiving a legal order to disperse is liable to up to two years in prison, a fine or a combination of both. The offender is punished under article 145 if the assembly is considered an illegal assembly under article 141.
Hi Su, I think you may have missed the point of this article. We don`t think Singapore is crazy, we really liked Singapore and we often say it on our blog. However, some laws in Singapore (like chewing gum or singing in public) are not considered illegal in other countries, and you could easily get into trouble in Singapore if you don`t know this rule. We say that everyone should respect and comply with the laws of Singapore when they are in the country and try to help others become aware of things they may not know. However, some of these rules are a bit extreme and crazy and that`s all we mean by the title of this article. Section 141 of the Criminal Code defines unlawful assembly as an assembly of five or more persons for one of the following common purposes. In Singapore, it is illegal for anyone to own, breed or sell exotic species of amphibians, lizards or reptiles without a licence. The law is enforced to protect Singapore`s ecosystem and biodiversity.
While the government has prosecuted numerous reported cases of such acts, trade in alien species is still widespread and lucrative, with such animals sold at high prices, including S$10,000 (5,362 pounds) for a misty tiger – a species threatened by hunting and deforestation. Nevertheless, these laws have not stopped some groups from organizing a series of illegal public demonstrations. Louis Ng, a member of the Popular Action Party (PAP), posted four photos on Facebook last June showing him with hawkers at a food centre in his constituency. He held up a piece of paper that read “Support her” next to a smiley. This act alone could be considered a criminal offence if it is classified by the courts as an illegal public assembly. 1) Criminal violence: A person is said to use criminal violence against another person when he or she intentionally uses violence against another person without the consent of the other person to commit a crime, intends to cause injury, fear or harassment to the other person, or knows that such violence would likely cause injury, fear or harassment to the other person.