Singapore Tourism Board Act

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 35 of 1963)

(20th December 1997)
An Act for the establishment of the Singapore Tourism Board and of the Tourism Fund and for matters connected therewith.
[1st January 1964]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Singapore Tourism Board Act.
2.  In this Act —
“associate member” means an associate member of the Board appointed under section 6;
“Board” means the Singapore Tourism Board established under section 3;
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Board appointed under section 10(1) and includes any acting Chief Executive appointed under section 10(3);
“financial year” means a period of 12 months beginning on 1st April;
“Fund” means the Tourism Fund established under section 15;
“member” means a member of the Board appointed under section 5;
“tourism enterprise” means all or any of the following:
(a)any business which provides national or international carriage for passengers;
(b)any business which, either wholly or in part, provides or arranges services for visitors to Singapore by way of transport, accommodation, tours or guides, whether or not such services are provided within or outside Singapore;
(c)any business which, either wholly or in part, distributes for the purpose of trade or retails tourism-related products;
(d)any other undertaking, including any convention, exhibition, show, fair, publicity campaign or theme park, intended wholly or in part for the benefit of, or for the purpose of attracting, visitors to Singapore;
“tourism-related product” means any product, primarily intended for sale to visitors to Singapore, that —
(a)depicts any scenery or tourist attraction of Singapore;
(b)bears the Merlion symbol, a representation of which is set out in the First Schedule; or
(c)has any other characteristic that the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, declare.
[4/72; 33/75; 9/97]