—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall be lawful for any of the following persons who holds a valid foreign driving licence to drive in Singapore, during the period specified in paragraph (a) or (b) (as the case may be), a motor vehicle of the class or description which the foreign driving licence authorises him to drive, notwithstanding that he does not hold a driving licence granted under this Part:
in the case of a person who, on or after the date of commencement of section 4 of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2010, becomes a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore, a period of 3 months commencing from the date on which he is issued with a certificate of citizenship pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore or an entry permit pursuant to the Immigration Act (Cap. 133) (as the case may be);
in the case of a person who —
is neither a citizen nor permanent resident of Singapore; and
is resident outside Singapore but is temporarily in Singapore,
a period of 12 months commencing from the date of his last entry into Singapore.
(2) It shall be lawful for —
a member of a visiting force; or
a member of a civilian component of such visiting force,
who holds a driving permit issued to him by a competent authority of the country of the visiting force to drive in Singapore a motor vehicle belonging to the country of the visiting force which is of the class or description specified in the driving permit, notwithstanding that he does not hold a driving licence granted under this Part.
(3) In this section —
“permanent resident” means a person who is not subject to any restriction as to his period of residence in Singapore imposed under the Immigration Act (Cap. 133);