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5 little-known laws of Singapore

Published on Apr 14, 2014 1:44 PM
 
The Amusement Ride Safety Act, which came into force in 2011, when more amusement parks, such as the Universal Studios Singapore which houses the Battlestar Galatica (above), were being built here. -- ST FILE PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

Amusement park rides may be fun, but their regulation is no laughing matter. In fact, there is an Amusement Ride Safety Act, which came into force in 2011, when more amusement parks, such as Wild Wild Wet and Universal Studios Singapore, were being built here.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore regulates amusement ride safety through the Act, including installation, operation, modification, maintenance and repair of amusement rides.

Before each ride is open to the public, BCA engineers work with the operator to ensure that rides comply with safety standards. BCA also conducts "mystery shopper" inspections to ensure that standards are maintained.

Minister of National Development Khaw Boon Wan announced in a blog post on Friday that the Act has been revised to ""meet new safety standards, respond to new incidents and keep pace with introduction of new rides".

 
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