SINGAPORE - Craving a tub of rum and raisin ice cream at 10.31pm? From Friday (Jan 18), it will be legal to buy such alcoholic products that are not beverages from stores regardless of the hour, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Thursday.
This comes after a review of the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act by the ministry.
The Act was put in place in 2015 to restrict the sale hours of liquor at retail outlets and consumption of liquor in public places. It currently applies to all products containing more than 0.5 per cent alcohol, whether they are food or beverages.
Under the Act, such products cannot be sold from 10.30pm to 7am. The consumption of liquor in public places is also banned from 10.30pm to 7am, in a bid to minimise public disorder.