About the Singapore Government

Singapore is a sovereign republic, with a legal system based on the English common law.

The Constitution lays down the fundamental principles and basic framework for the three organs of state, namely, the Executive, the Legislative and the Judiciary. 

The Executive comprises the Cabinet, which is responsible for the general direction of the Government and accountable to Parliament

The Legislature comprises the Parliament and is the legislative authority responsible for enacting legislation. More information on the history of Parliament, Parliament House and activities of the House can be obtained from its website. 

The Judiciary's function is to independently administer justice.  The Judiciary is safeguarded by the Constitution..

The Prime Minister of Singapore is appointed by the President of Singapore under Article 25 of the Constitution.  The President, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, also appoints other Ministers from among the Members of Parliament.

The Prime Minister is the effective head of the executive branch of government.  He chairs the Cabinet, which is the central decision-making body of the executive government. It is an organ of state and central to Singapore's system of government. Click for more information on the Cabinet appointments

About this Website

The www.gov.sg Portal is the official electronic communication platform of the Singapore Government.  This portal, together with three other portals - Citizens & Residents, Business and Non-Residents - collectively make up the Singapore Government Online (SGOL) presence.

The www.gov.sg Portal serves as a convenient gateway for you to locate information about the Singapore Government - such as news and speeches, information resources, e-services, events calendar and contact information of public service agencies.


The look and feel of the new website has also been updated with a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline, showing the present and new developments. This was taken from Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore.

This Portal is administered by the Public Communications Division of the Ministry of Communications and Information. Concerted effort is being made to ensure that your privacy is maintained at all times. Read the Singapore Government Privacy Policy statement for more information on this.

We welcome your suggestions on the www.gov.sg Portal to help us serve you better.