No. S 470
Singapore Tourism (Cess Collection) Act
(Chapter 305C)
Singapore Tourism (Cess Collection) (2008 Formula 1Tm Singtel Singapore Grand Prix) Order 2008
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Singapore Tourism (Cess Collection) Act, the Minister for Trade and Industry, after consulting with the Singapore Tourism Board, hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Order may be cited as the Singapore Tourism (Cess Collection) (2008 FORMULA 1TM SingTel Singapore Grand Prix) Order 2008 and shall come into operation on 19th September 2008.
Declaration of tourism event
2.—(1)  The activity entitled “2008 FORMULA 1TM SingTel Singapore Grand Prix” is declared a tourist event to which section 5 of the Act applies.
(2)  The period of the tourist event is between 24th September 2008 and 28th September 2008 (both dates inclusive).
Imposition of cess
3.—(1)  There shall be levied, in respect of the gross receipts of any tourist hotel from every hotel room occupied at any time during the period referred to in paragraph 2(2), cess at the following rate:
(a)30% of such gross receipts in the case of a tourist hotel specified in the Schedule;
(b)20% of such gross receipts in the case of any other tourist hotel.
(2)  In this paragraph —
“gross receipts”, in relation to a hotel room, includes receipts from rental of any bed in the room;
“hotel room”, in relation to a tourist hotel, means any guest room suite or dormitory space in the tourist hotel.

Made this 16th day of September 2008.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Trade and Industry,
[MTI 119/1-1-12; AG/LEG/SL/305C/2005/1 Vol. 1]