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Country Summary for SINGAPORE

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property

"monument" includes —
(a) any building, structure, erection or other work whether above or below the surface of the land, any memorial, place of interment or excavation and any part or remains of a monument; and …
which is considered by the Board to be worthy of preservation by reason of its historic, traditional, archaeological, architectural or artistic interest.
(PMA - §2, selected definition)
“public records” means papers, documents, records, registers, printed materials, books, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, microforms, videotapes, films, machine readable and electronic records, sound recordings and other forms of records of any kind whatsoever, produced or received by any public office in the transaction of official business, or by any officer in the course of his official duties, and includes public archives. (NHBA - §2)
(1) The Minister may, from time to time, on the advice of the Board, by notification in the Gazette, make an order (to be called a preservation order) placing any monument under the protection of the Board and that preservation order shall take effect and come into operation on the date of that notification and shall remain in force until revoked by the Minister or until it otherwise ceases to have effect.
(2) A copy of the preservation order together with a notice stating the effect thereof shall be served upon the owner or occupier of the monument.
(3) Any person who objects to the making of a preservation order may submit his objections in writing to the Minister within 3 months of its publication and call upon the Minister to revoke the order
(4) The Minister may revoke the order or may refuse to revoke the order and any such refusal shall be final.
(5) The Board shall maintain a register of all monuments that are subject to a preservation order made under this Act.
(PMA - §8)

III.  Export Restrictions

IV.  Ownership Rights and Restrictions

V.  Violations, Penalties and Sanctions

VI.  International Conventions and Bilateral Agreements
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Country Contact
for Cultural Property
Dr. Susie Lingham
Director, Singapore Art Museum
61 Stamford Rd.
#02-01, Stamford Ct.
Singapore 178892
Ph: 65 6697 9777