Approval For Consumption Permit Under Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption)


With effect from 01 April 2015, there will be anisland widerestriction on consumption of liquor inpublicplace from10.30 pm to 7.00 am. Consumption of liquor in public is allowed under the following circumstances:

  1. Consumption of liquor at any licensed premises where –
    1. The liquor licence for the licensed premises allows the consumption of the liquor at the licensed premises; and
    2. The consumption is during the trading hours applicable to the licensed premises;
  2. Consumption of liquor at any public place in accordance with the terms and conditions of a consumption permit that is in force for that public place;
  3. Consumption of liquor at prescribed place in accordance with the conditions prescribed;
  4. Consumption of liquor in an emergency where the liquor is necessary to preserve life or prevent injury or further injury;
  5. Consumption of liquor in the course of a religious service, ceremony or rite lawfully conducted by a priest orminsterof religion in a place of worship;

Little India and Geylang will be designated as Liquor Control Zones where there will be additional restriction on consumption of liquor in public from:

  1.  7.00 am on Saturday to 7.00 am on Monday
  2. 7.00 pm on eves of Public Holiday to 7.00am the day after the Public Holiday

Consumption of liquor in public during restricted hours will require a Consumption Permit.

“Public place” means —

  1. any premises or place (whether open to the air or enclosed) to which members of the public or a section of the public have access as of right or by virtue of any express or implied permission, whether or not on payment of a fee and whether or not access to the place may be restricted at particular times or for particular purposes, and whether or not it is an “approved place” within the meaning of the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act (Cap. 257); or
  2. a part of any premises or place that the occupier of the same allows members of the public to enter, but only while the place is ordinarily open to members of the public;

Publicplace includes places such as HDB void decks, parks and shopping centres.


Last Updated on 21 April 2016