Liquor law in Singapore may be relaxed, says MHA

Following the 2013 riot in Little India, control over the sale and consumption of liquor had been tightened in Singapore. 

The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act (LCA) was implemented in 2015 to restrict the sale of liquor at retail outlets and consumption of liquor in public places.

The Ministry of Home Affairs noted in a press statement on Thursday, October 25, that "the measures have significantly reduced public drunkenness and related disamenities".

The Act, applies to alcoholic products containing more than 0.5% alcohol. 

This means that certain brands of rum and raisin ice cream, such as Udders, are also subjected the law. 

Photo courtesy: Clinton Carnegie Facebook
Photo courtesy: Clinton Carnegie Facebook

"Based on feedback, we are in discussions with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and industry stakeholders on providing an exemption for food products containing alcohol, where there is little or low likelihood of alcohol abuse," MHA said.

Such exempted products can then be sold and consumed without the restrictions specified under the LCA.