Sunday, 14 December 2008

Latest list of public places where smoking is banned

With effect from 1 January 2009, more places in Singapore will be smoke-free.

Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:-
  • Any amusement centre.

  • Any foodshop, except that the Director-General may designate for smoking, such part of the outdoor refreshment area of the food shop not exceeding 20% of the total floor area of that outdoor refreshment area.

  • Any air-conditioned hall, ballroom or function room (including any such premises located in a hotel) during such time when it is used for holding a meeting, conference, seminar, course or an exhibition or for the purpose of serving meals.

  • Any cinema or theatre.

  • Any enclosed premises of a bank to which members of the public have access for the purpose of carrying out banking transactions.

  • Any clinical laboratory, healthcare establishment, hospital, maternity home, medical clinic or nursing home.

  • Any indoor ice-skating rink, roller-skating rink or roller-discotheque.

  • Any indoor sports arena, bowling alley, billiard saloon, gymnasium or aerobic or fitness centre.

  • Any lift.

  • Any public library or any library in any institution of higher learning.

  • Any public museum or public art gallery.

  • Any air-conditioned office premises, except that the manager of such premises may designate for smoking, any enclosed room therein -

    (a) which is independently ventilated; and

    (b) which is not -

    (i) required to be used by any person employed in such premises for the performance of the duties of his employment; or

    (ii) a pantry or other common area to which persons employed in such premises have access.

  • Any air-conditioned factory.

  • Any enclosed or air-conditioned corridor, lobby, stairwell or other common area of -

    (a) any building which wholly or principally consists of office premises; or

    (b) such part of any building which consists wholly or principally of office premises.

  • Any enclosed or air-conditioned common area of any private residential premises or building.

  • The Supreme Court, the Subordinate Courts and Small Claims Tribunals.

  • Any air-conditioned area in the terminal buildings of Singapore Changi Airport, except that the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore may designate for smoking, any enclosed room therein -

    (a) which is independently ventilated; and

    (b) which is not -

    (i) required to be used by any person employed in such terminal buildings for the performance of the duties of his employment; or

    (ii) a pantry or other common area to which persons employed in such terminal buildings have access.

  • Any air-conditioned shopping mall or complex, including any shop, atrium, corridor, lobby, stairwell or other area within the shopping mall or complex, but excluding any place or premises used as a discotheque, pub, bar, lounge or night club.

  • Any underground pedestrian walkway.

  • Any area occupied by a queue of 2 or more persons in a public place.

  • Any air-conditioned shop.

  • Any air-conditioned restaurant, bowling alley, billiard saloon, arcade games room (including jackpot machine room), gymnasium, fitness centre, library, reading room, theatre or cinema in any private club.

  • Any school, junior college, polytechnic or any training institute established under the Institute of Technical Education Act (Cap. 141A), including any area within its compound.

  • Any enclosed or air-conditioned part of any building, hall of residence, canteen, lecture theatre, sports and recreation centre or stairwell in any university.

  • Any public swimming pool, including any changing or shower room, or any area in the vicinity of such swimming pool which is likely to be frequented by any user of the swimming pool.

  • Any washroom (including any mobile toilet), whether managed privately or otherwise, to which members of the public or a section of the public have or ordinarily would have access whether on payment of a fee or otherwise.

  • Any sports stadium, including any facility, shop or common area within its compound.

  • Any community building, community centre or community club belonging to or managed or maintained by the People’s Association, including any facility, shop or common area within its compound.

  • Any bus interchange, bus terminus (except a bus terminus which is situated along the side of a road and does not provide for boarding of or alighting by passengers) or bus shelter, including any facility, shop or common area within its compound.

  • Any hawker centre, except that the Director-General may designate for smoking -

    (a) such part of the outdoor refreshment area of the hawker centre not exceeding 20% of the total outdoor seating capacity; or

    (b) where the hawker centre does not have an outdoor refreshment area, such part of the indoor refreshment area of the hawker centre not exceeding 10% of the total indoor seating capacity.

  • Any discotheque, pub, bar, lounge or night club in any premises or building (including any private club), except that the Director-General may, subject to such conditions as he may specify, designate for smoking —

    (a) such part of the outdoor refreshment area of the discotheque, pub, bar, lounge or night club not exceeding 20% of the total floor area of that outdoor refreshment area; and

    (b) any enclosed and independently ventilated room not exceeding 10% of the total indoor refreshment area of the discotheque, pub, bar, lounge or night club.

  • Any omnibus.

  • Any private bus.

  • Any private hire bus.

  • Any school bus.

  • Any taxi.

Read complete report here.

6 comments:

xianlong said...

Hi lilian,
No value add. Copy & paste. Simpler to just link there.

How to be a viable opposition with this mindset?

aaron's acquaintance,
xianlong

Lilian is ... said...

HI xianlong,

Thank you for your honest feedback :)

To me, a blog is a place for me to express my personal views if not it can also be seen as providing information to others who may not be aware of what is happening.

I have a full time job and like anyone else a family and my own friends... but I do house visit on a fortnightly basis, that is myself and two other WP members (a family man with 2 kids and the other a Polytechnic student)..we choose a particular block in the Aljunied GRC and we start walking from the upper floor all the way down to level one...door to door. We leave no doors unknocked and we got to sometimes suffered in silence the possibility of a banging door on us. We persevered becos we know this is the best form of ground work... and of cos sometimes we got ppl who appreciate what we are doing and offer us drinks and a resting place :)

I sell 'Hammer' every Sunday morning from 8.30am - 12.30pm where most people my age are probably still sleeping. We go to all wet markets in Singapore in the 3-4months. Under the scorching sun, we start to sell our publication. The no. of ppl that turn up ranges from 23 - 70 years old. Every week we do it without fail. Becos again we know that is the best form of ground work and of cos.. I'm sure u are aware that we have limited resources. That is also our only way to raise funds. We have monthly rental, electrical bills, telco bills to pay...

We organise ad-hoc activities that involves the public such as forums, etc...and in HOugang itself we have events such as what the rest of the GRC is having. Eg: day tour for residents, lantern parade, christmas functions, etc...

As long as I have done my best NOT try my best ..there is a difference...to do it and to try it is hell a lot of difference :)..I have nothing to feel guilty about :)

Once again, thank you for your feedback and if u think u would like to contribute in any of the above, let me know...we have limited manpower too :)

JD said...

Gosh how do you relate copy & paste to how good the opposition is or how good a MP the person will make.

Sinkees are getting stupider by the day. No wonder PAP lives on.

xianlong said...

Hi lilian,
Didn't expect my comments to be published. Previously commented on another's blog with provocative question & blogger thought i was troublemaker & erected moderation defense thereafter.

About the 3 people talking on Agnes Lin, is not just here got misinformation. Misinformation in USA too. Millions of channels via Utube, blogs etc. Papers have to sensationalise to sustain ad profits.

24hrs-sleep hrs etc=not much attention left

Yes her story is sensationalise but i feel most local youths are too focused on materialism & exam As than well-being of society & planet.

Shopping malls have really become the centers of many communities. 3rd most popular place to spend a bored life after workplace & home for many. Many girls cite shopping as fav activity.

Buy some useless trinkets,
Economy expand.
Buy unhealthy fast food,
Economy expand.
Unhealthy see Dr,
Economy expand.
Dr prescribe drugs,
Economy expand

Lilian is ... said...

HI Xianlong,

As long as your comments do not contain vulgarities, obscenities and racist remarks will be deleted, it will be published :)

I agree with you that ladies love shopping hahaha!

Miscommunication was your stand.
The whole issue here to me was that sometimes people fail to realise that a coin has 2 sides. Therefore they jump to conclusion without even finding out the other side.

But of cos sometimes in reality some people dont get the chance to...therefore I was there to do ground-work lor hahahah!

Thank you for visitng my blog, enjoy your weekend!

Lilian is ... said...

Sorry I mean as long as your comments do not contain vulgarities, obscenities and racist remarks, it will be published...

Thank you for visiting leelilian.blogspot.com