I wrote back:
Thank you for your reply. I hope to know the outcome of the findings, if any. Thank you.
I have written in to Building and Control Authority of Singapore to make complain about the apparent inappropriate signage used by various shops or hawker stalls run by foreigners.
BCA is the governing authority that is supposed to make sure that all signage put up by businesses are appropriate. I really wonder why they have approved such signage that has contravened our law.
I have received various information about foreigners-run shops are displaying their respective countries' flags on their shopfront signage.
Such act contravenes our Singapore law under National Emblems (Control of Display) Act Chapter 196. This is stated specifically in the following link:
I believe BCA is in charge of signage licensing and I wonder why BCA has allowed such signage to be displayed. Will BCA take the necessary actions at these errant shops?
Please find attached the photographs of the shops that have contravened our law. The Pinoy shop is situated at Bedok Interchange and this is not the first time it has done so. The second photo is taken by Straits Times in one of its report on foreign food in our hawker centres.
I would like to know what is the position of BCA on such signage. Thank you.
Goh Meng Seng
P.S. This email will be published on my Facebook as well as my blog.