In Singapore, is it legal to

  1. Bring food or drink onto the bus?
  2. Eat or drink on the bus?

(I am referring to the public buses, so SBS, SMRT, Tower Transit, etc.)

There is a law prohibiting eating or drinking on the train (Rapid Transit Systems Act) with a maximum penalty of $500. And most people assume this law applies to buses as well.

However, I am unable to find any such law for buses. Googling, all I find are these:

  • One website calls it a myth and claims to have called SBS verifying that there is indeed no such law.
  • SBS "Tips for Riding" states "4.10 Do not smoke, eat, drink or litter in the bus." But this isn't necessarily a law since those same "Tips" also state things like "3.2 Queue up and board in an orderly manner."
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    Given Singapore's penchant for metting out serious punishments for various minor offenses that would not be criminalized elsewhere or would receive much less harsh punishments elsewhere, I would assume that any failure to observe "Tips for Riding" including 3.2 would be subject to serious fines and/or incarceration or corporal punishment until proven otherwise, possibly under an obscure legal rationale such as "failure to follow directions of bus driver" or something like that. – ohwilleke Dec 20 '17 at 20:54

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