Other than the laughable law banning the sale of chewing gum, a new law has just been tabled to restrict the sale and consumption of alcohol in Singapore. The proposed ban is to restrict consumption of alcohol between 10.30pm and 7am, you can drink at licensed premises, which can include restaurants, coffee shops and bars. You can also drink at a private residence. You will not be able to drink at HDB void decks and corridors.
You will need a liquor consumption permit – on top of the NParks permit for a barbecue pit – to drink alcohol after 10.30pm. A permit is also required if you intend to consume liquor at an event or gathering at a HDB void deck or corridor beyond 10.30pm.
There are no restrictions on drinking at home, but retail sale hours for take-away liquor will also end at 10.30pm throughout Singapore.