Who can organise and take part in events at Hong Lim Park?

As a public park, Hong Lim Park is a public space that is open for everyone to enjoy. The Speaker’s Corner was established in September 2000 at Hong Lim Park to provide a place for Singaporeans...

30 Apr 2013

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As a public park, Hong Lim Park is a public space that is open for everyone to enjoy. The Speakers’ Corner was established in September 2000 at Hong Lim Park to provide a place for Singaporeans to express themselves in various ways, such as delivering public speeches, holding peaceful demonstrations, exhibitions or performances.
 
Any person who wishes to speak or stage a demonstration, exhibition or performance at the Speakers’ Corner will need to register their intended event or activity with the National Parks Board (NParks) at http://www.nparks.gov.sg. The terms and conditions that govern the use of the Speakers’ Corner can be found on the website.
 
Additionally a separate police permit will be required if the intended event or activity is regulated by the Public Order Act, but the applicant is unable to fulfil the exemption conditions listed in the Public Order (Unrestricted Area) Order 2013.

The law does not prohibit foreigners from attending as spectators or observers. Under the Public Order Act, a demonstration at the Speakers' Corner will be exempted from the requirement of a permit if the participants consist of only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, provided the other exemption conditions are met.
 
A separate Public Entertainment licence will also be required if the intended event or activity is regulated by the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act, but the applicant is unable to fulfil the exemption conditions listed in the Public Entertainments and Meetings (Speakers’ Corner) (Exemption) Order 2013

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