SINGAPORE - Many government websites were down on Saturday since 1.30pm.
Besides gov.sg, many users also complained of difficulties accessing other government ministries websites.
The list of government websites down so far: ACRA.gov.sg, AVA.gov.sg, Careers.gov.sg, CNB.gov.sg, GOV.SG, IDA.gov.sg, ISD.gov.sg, ICA.gov.sg, LTA.gov.sg, PUB.gov.sg, MHA.gov.sg, Prisons.gov.sg, SGDI.gov.sg, Singpass.gov.sg, SPF.gov.sg.
IDA said in their Facebook page that "government websites are under planned maintenance and will be back ASAP (as soon as possible)."
Some members of the public commented on IDA's Facebook page, noting tha the IDA's latest update was done via a mobilephone, which was highly unusual as all its previous Facebook updates were posted from a web browser.
A user said: "Shouldn't planned maintenance be announced in advance?"
Another user also added: "Why did you plan a maintenance on a weekend when many Singaporeans are using websites like ICA's to renew their passports and other important government functions? Why was this not publicised much earlier given that many Singaporeans are affected. If it's planned, why is there a need to make it ASAP?"