—(1) This Rule applies in relation to the service of any process required in connection with civil proceedings pending before a court or other tribunal of a foreign country where a letter of request from such a tribunal requesting service on a person in Singapore of any such process sent with the letter is received by the Minister and is sent by him to the Supreme Court with an intimation that it is desirable that effect should be given to the request.
(2) In order that service of the process may be effected in accordance with this Rule, the letter of request must be accompanied by a translation thereof in English, 2 copies of the process to be served and 2 copies of the translation of the process in English.
(3) Subject to paragraph (4) and to any written law which provides for the manner in which documents may be served on a body corporate, service of the process shall be effected by leaving a copy of it and of the translation with the person to be served.
Service shall be effected by the process server.
(4) Where an application in that behalf is made by the Attorney-General, the Court may make an order for substituted service of the process, and, where such an order is made, service of the process shall be effected by taking such steps as the Court may direct to bring the process to the notice of the person to be served.
(5) After service of the process has been effected or (if such be the case) attempts to effect service of it have failed, the process server shall file a copy of the process, an affidavit made by the person who served, or attempted to serve, the process stating when, where and how he did or attempted to do so, a copy of that affidavit and a statement of the costs incurred in effecting, or attempting to effect, service.
(6) The Registrar shall give a certificate in Form 147 —
identifying the documents annexed thereto, that is to say, the letter of request for service, a copy of the process received with the letter and a copy of the affidavit referred to in paragraph (5);
certifying that the method of service of the process and the proof of service are such as are required by the Rules of Court regulating the service of process of that Court in Singapore or, if such be the case, that service of the process could not be effected for the reason specified in the certificate; and
certifying that the cost of effecting, or attempting to effect, service is the amount so specified.
(7) The certificate given under paragraph (6) shall be sealed with the seal of the Supreme Court for use out of the jurisdiction and shall be sent to the Permanent Secretary to the Minister.