Friday, May 02, 2014

Inappropriate Signage contravening Singapore Law

Updates: I have received a short reply from BCA and I wrote a short reply back:

Dear Mr Goh

We refer to your feedback below. 

We are looking into the matter and will get back to you soon. Thank you for your patience.

With warmest regards.

Ms Gangotra • Customer Relations Executive• Building and Construction Authority

I wrote back:

Dear Ms Gangsotra,

Thank you for your reply. I hope to know the outcome of the findings, if any. Thank you.
Best regards,

Goh Meng Seng

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. 

 A Filipino shop at Bedok Interchange

The hawker stall featured by Straits Times recently

Dear Sir/Madam,

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 Emb
lems (Control of Display) Act Chapter 196. This is stated specifically in the following link:;page=0;query=DocId%3A%229a8be456-f4d6-4822-90b0-1d903cd25d86%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0

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.


Jafri said...

The blatant disregard to the law and general sentiment of the local population implies that the concerned individuals are arrogant, provocative and disrespectful.

Jeff Dickey said...

People looking for excuses to be offended always amaze me by how incredibly low their standards are. I know we've become a nation of spoilt children over the last 30 years or so, but seriously?

Raymond Lim said...

Jeff Dickey, seriously, are you such lawless freaks yourself??? Spare us your disgusting self-righteousness, it shows you have pretty low standards yourself!!!

Tony said...

@Jeff Dickey, in case a lawless dickhead like you knows nut about the law, you may like to refer to the following article with official response from SPF about the display of foreign flags in Singapore being illegal and against the law. So, shut you mouth and nobody will know you think with your retarded dick!

FL said...

How about a foreigner wearing a T-shirt bearing his country's flag in our country ?

Anonymous said...

BCA just need to verify and take corrective action now if indeed necessary.

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