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PART II
MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF NATIONAL PARKS, NATURE RESERVES AND PUBLIC PARKS
Division 1 — Prohibited activities
Entry, etc., into national parks, nature reserves and public parks
3.
—(1)  No person shall —
(a)
enter any national park, nature reserve or public park or any part thereof that is closed to the public;
(b)
enter or leave any national park, nature reserve or public park or any part thereof except at designated points of entry to or exit from, as the case may be, the national park, nature reserve or public park; or
(c)
enter or leave any part of a national park, nature reserve or public park that is reserved for the use of particular persons or bodies or for a particular sector of the public unless the person is a person, or belongs to a body or sector of the public, for whose use it is reserved.
(2)  No person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of such approval, enter or remain in any national park, nature reserve or public park or any part thereof outside of the days and beyond the times of admission specified by the Commissioner in notices posted at every entrance to the national park, nature reserve or public park.
Prohibited acts within national parks, nature reserves and public parks
4.
—(1)  No person shall, within a national park, nature reserve or public park —
(a)
cause any lake, pool or other body of water to be fouled;
(b)
throw, deposit or leave behind any refuse, litter, object or article except in a litter bin provided for that purpose;
(c)
soil or deface any building, structure, furniture, ornament, equipment or other property;
(d)
gamble or assist in gambling;
(e)
beg, tout or solicit;
(f)
appear nude or be clad in such manner as to offend against public decency;
(g)
behave in a disorderly or an indecent or offensive manner;
(h)
enter or attempt to enter any public restroom designated for use by the opposite sex;
(i)
bathe or wash in any body of water; or
(j)
use any facility, utility or amenity for a purpose other than that for which it is provided.
(2)  Where the Commissioner has, by means of notice displayed in, or at the boundary of, a national park, nature reserve or public park or part thereof to which the notice relates, or by means of written notice issued to a user of the national park, nature reserve or public park —
(a)
prohibited the use of any musical instrument or sound equipment in the national park, nature reserve or public park or that part thereof; or
(b)
prohibited the carrying on of any activity which, in the Commissioner’s opinion, may endanger or cause discomfort or inconvenience to other users of the national park, nature reserve or public park,
a person shall not use such instrument or equipment, or carry on that prohibited activity, in the national park, nature reserve or public park or the part to which the notice relates.
(3)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(g), a person does not conduct himself in an offensive manner as referred to in that paragraph merely by using offensive language.
Prohibited acts within public parks
5.  No person shall carry out any activity within any public park which he knows or ought reasonably to know —
(a)
causes or may cause alteration, damage or destruction to any property, tree or plant within the public park; or
(b)
causes or may cause injury to, or the death of, any animal or any other organism within the public park.
Smoking in nature reserve prohibited
6.
—(1)  No person shall smoke within any part of a nature reserve.
(2)  In paragraph (1), “smoke” means to inhale and expel the smoke of tobacco or any other substance and includes the holding of any cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other form of tobacco product which is alight or emitting smoke.
Division 2 — Regulated activities
Residing in national park, nature reserve or public park
7.  No person shall reside in any national park, nature reserve or public park, unless the person has been granted a lease or licence to reside therein.
General acts requiring approval
8.
—(1)  No person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of such approval, do any of the following in any national park, nature reserve or public park:
(a)
sell or hire, attempt to sell or hire, expose or display for sale or hire, or solicit for sale or hire, any article, thing or service to any person;
(b)
organise or participate (other than solely as a member of an audience) in any amusement, entertainment, instruction, performance or activity for money or other consideration of any kind;
(c)
film any video, movie or television film for sale, hire or profit;
(d)
climb any wall, fence, barrier, railing, hedge, tree, post or other structure;
(e)
hang or affix any light, bill, placard, notice or other thing on any plant, tree or structure;
(f)
discharge any dangerous fireworks, explosive or weapon;
(g)
remove or displace any seat, barrier, railing, post, structure, ornament or any implement used in the laying out or maintenance of the national park, nature reserve or public park.
(2)  No person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of such approval, carry out any of the following activities within any public park:
(a)
cut, collect or displace any tree or plant or any part thereof;
(b)
affix, set up or erect any sign, shrine, altar, religious object, shelter, structure or building;
(c)
clear, break up, dig or cultivate any land;
(d)
use or occupy any building, vehicle, boat or other property of the Board;
(e)
wilfully drop or deposit any dirt, sand, earth, gravel, clay, loam, manure, refuse, sawdust, shavings, stone, straw or any other matter or thing from outside the public park;
(f)
capture, displace or feed any animal;
(g)
disturb or take the nest of any animal;
(h)
collect, remove or wilfully displace any other organism;
(i)
use any animal, firearm, explosive, net, trap, hunting device or instrument or means whatever for the purpose of capturing any animal;
(j)
carry or have in the person’s possession any explosive, net, trap or hunting device;
(k)
erect any post, rail, fence, pole, booth, stand, stall or other structure.
(3)  In addition to paragraphs (1) and (2), no person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of such approval —
(a)
carry out any play-reading, recital, lecture, talk, address, debate or discussion;
(b)
organise or participate (other than solely as a member of audience) in any performance or exhibition; or
(c)
organise any demonstration,
at the area in Hong Lim Park known as the Speakers’ Corner and delineated in the Schedule to the Public Entertainments and Meetings (Speakers’ Corner) (Exemption) Order 2013 (G.N. No. S 31/2013) and the Schedule to the Public Order (Unrestricted Area) Order 2013 (G.N. No. S 30/2013), respectively.
Camping and barbecues
9.
—(1)  No person shall camp in any national park, nature reserve or public park or any part thereof except —
(a)
with a permit from the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of that permit; and
(b)
within the area of the national park, nature reserve or public park that is set aside for camping.
(2)  No person shall light, maintain or use a fire or hold a barbecue in any national park or public park or any part thereof except —
(a)
with a permit from the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of that permit; and
(b)
within the area of the national park or public park that is set aside as a fireplace or for barbecues.
(3)  No person shall leave unattended any fire that the person has lit, maintained or used.
(4)  Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Commissioner may, in any particular case or class of cases, determine that no permit shall be required for the purpose of carrying out any of the activities referred to in paragraph (1) or (2).
Restrictions relating to animals in national park or public park
10.
—(1)  No person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner —
(a)
bring an animal (other than a domestic animal that is his pet or guide dog) into, or allow any such animal belonging to him or under his charge to remain in, a national park or public park; or
(b)
leave, abandon or release any animal in a national park or public park.
(2)  No person shall bring an animal (being an animal that is not prohibited under paragraph (1)(a)) into, or allow any such animal belonging to him or under his charge to remain in, a national park or public park unless —
(a)
in the case of a dog, it is —
(i)
on a leash, chain or cord which is suitable to restrain the animal except when in an area referred to in paragraph (4);
(ii)
kept under the control of the person; and
(iii)
restrained from causing annoyance or nuisance to any person, or damage to or interference with any plant or property or any other animal; or
(b)
in the case of any other animal (being an animal that is not prohibited under paragraph (1)(a)), it is —
(i)
kept under the control of the person; and
(ii)
restrained from causing annoyance or nuisance to any person, or damage to or interference with any plant or property or any other animal.
(3)  Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), where the Commissioner has, by notice in, or at the boundary of, a national park or public park or part thereof to which the notice relates, prohibited the entry of any animal to any part of the national park or public park or part thereof, no person shall bring any such animal into, or allow any such animal belonging to him or under his charge to remain in, that part of the national park or public park.
(4)  Notwithstanding paragraph (2)(a), where the Commissioner has, by notice in, or at the boundary of, a national park or public park or part thereof to which the notice relates, designated any part of the national park or public park to be an area where dogs can run freely, a person shall not be required to restrain any dog belonging to him or under his charge on a leash, chain or cord but may let it run freely in that part of the national park or public park.
(5)  No person shall cause or permit any animal belonging to him or under his charge to enter any public restroom, lake, reservoir, pond, stream or fountain in any national park or public park.
(6)  A person who brings an animal into, or allows an animal belonging to him or under his charge to enter or remain in, a national park or public park shall pick up and remove from the national park or public park any faeces deposited by the animal and dispose of any such faecal matter properly in a hygienic manner.
Restrictions relating to vehicles, etc.
11.
—(1)  No person shall, without the permission of the Commissioner, in any national park, nature reserve or public park —
(a)
bring, ride or drive a vehicle except within a carpark;
(b)
park a vehicle except in a parking lot (designated for the parking of that class of vehicle) within a carpark;
(c)
obstruct any entrance, exit, road, path, carpark or parking lot;
(d)
ride a bicycle or use skates except on any track or path specified, by notice, for such use or any road for use by vehicles;
(e)
ride a motorised bicycle;
(f)
secure a motorcycle or bicycle to any plant, tree or structure that is not constructed for that purpose; or
(g)
park a motor vehicle in any parking lot reserved for handicapped drivers when he is not a handicapped driver.
(2)  No person shall drive, bring into or park any vehicle within a carpark otherwise than in an orderly manner with due regard to the safety of other vehicles, property and persons within the carpark.
(3)  Any person driving or parking a vehicle within a carpark shall obey all the signs exhibited in the carpark.
(4)  No person shall park any vehicle in such manner as to cause the vehicle to protrude beyond the boundary lines of the parking lot.
(5)  No person shall park or stop his vehicle so as to obstruct or prevent the smooth circulation of traffic in or around a carpark.
(6)  In this regulation —
“bicycle” includes any pedal cycle but does not include a child’s toy vehicle used solely by a child;
“motorised bicycle” means a bicycle that is equipped with a motor and that may be propelled by muscular power or by the motor with which it is equipped, or by both;
“signs” includes all warning sign posts, direction posts or other devices for the guidance or direction of persons driving vehicles within a carpark;
“skates” includes roller skates, roller blades, in-line skates and any skateboard.
Reserved parking lots
12.
—(1)  No person shall park any vehicle in any reserved parking lot unless he is authorised by the Commissioner to do so.
(2)  Any authorisation under paragraph (1) must be displayed on the near side of the front windscreen of the vehicle, and where the vehicle is a motorcycle, such authorisation must be displayed in a conspicuous position on the motorcycle.
(3)  No person shall display on a vehicle any authorisation that has any alteration, erasure or other irregularity therein which indicates that the authorisation has been tampered with.
(4)  The Commissioner or any person authorised by him may require any driver of a vehicle parked in a reserved parking lot to produce for his inspection the authorisation displayed on such vehicle and may retain the authorisation.
(5)  The driver of a vehicle shall produce the authorisation to the Commissioner or any person authorised by him for inspection or retention in accordance with paragraph (4).
Boats
13.
—(1)  No person shall moor a boat in a national park, nature reserve or public park or any part thereof except —
(a)
with a permit from the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of that permit; and
(b)
at a public mooring within the national park, nature reserve or public park, or at a mooring within the national park, nature reserve or public park in respect of which the person is the licensee, or is the hirer from the licensee, of the mooring to which the licence relates.
(2)  No person shall store a boat in any national park, nature reserve or public park or any part thereof except —
(a)
with a permit from the Commissioner and in accordance with the terms and conditions of that permit; and
(b)
within the area of the national park, nature reserve or public park that is set aside for storing boats.
Division 3 — Regulation by notices
Display of notices
14.  The Board may affix or set up a notice in some conspicuous position in any part of the national park, nature reserve or public park, as the case may be, for the purpose of notifying the public that —
(a)
the use of any musical instrument or sound equipment in that part of the national park, nature reserve or public park is prohibited;
(b)
any activity in that part of the national park, nature reserve or public park is prohibited;
(c)
that part of the national park or public park has been designated as a fireplace or an area where a barbeque may be held;
(d)
that part of the national park, nature reserve or public park has been designated as an area where camping is permitted;
(e)
that part of the public park has been designated as an area where boats may be moored or stored;
(f)
the entry of any animal to that part of the national park or public park is prohibited;
(g)
that part of the national park or public park has been designated as an area where dogs can run freely;
(h)
that part of the national park, nature reserve or public park has been designated as a carpark or as a parking lot for any class of vehicle; and
(i)
any track, path or road in that part of the national park, nature reserve or public park has been specified as a track, path or road where bicycles may be ridden or skates may be used.