—(1) The creditor shall take all reasonable steps to bring the statutory demand to the debtor’s attention.
(2) The creditor shall make reasonable attempts to effect personal service of the statutory demand.
(3) Where the creditor is not able to effect personal service, the demand may be served by such other means as would be most effective in bringing the demand to the notice of the debtor.
(4) Substituted service under paragraph (3) may be effected in the following manner:
by posting the statutory demand at the door or some other conspicuous part of the last known place of residence or business of the debtor or both;
by forwarding the statutory demand to the debtor by prepaid registered post to the last known place of residence, business or employment of the debtor;
where the creditor is unable to effect substituted service in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) or (b) by reason that he has no knowledge of the last known place of residence, business or employment of the debtor, by advertisement of the statutory demand in one or more local newspapers, in which case the time limited for compliance with the demand shall run from the date of the publication of the advertisement; or
such other mode which the court would have ordered in an application for substituted service of an originating summons in the circumstances.
(5) Where a statutory demand is to be served out of jurisdiction, the period to be stipulated in the statutory demand for compliance and setting aside of the demand shall not be less than 21 days from the date on which the demand is served or deemed in accordance with these Rules to be served on the debtor.
(6) A creditor shall not resort to substituted service of a statutory demand on a debtor unless —
the creditor has taken all such steps which would suffice to justify the court making an order for substituted service of a bankruptcy application; and
the mode of substituted service would have been such that the court would have ordered in the circumstances.
(7) Where the statutory demand is made against a firm, personal service of the statutory demand shall be deemed to have been effected on all the partners in the firm if it is served at the principal place of business of the firm in Singapore on any one of the partners, or on any person having at the time of service control or management of the business of the firm thereat.