No drinking allowed from 10.30pm to 7am in public areas including HDB void decks, common areas and parks.

The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act, which was passed in Parliament in January, came into force on April 1. It aims to minimise public disorder and disamenities arising from drinking in public. 

Under the law, drinking is banned in all public places from 10.30pm to 7am. Retail shops are also not allowed to sell takeaway alcohol from 10.30pm to 7am. 

A public place is where a person has free access, like HDB void decks, parks, or beaches. 

Anyone drinking illegally can be fined up to $1,000 and repeat offenders may be fined up to $2,000 and jailed for up to three months. A shop selling alcohol after the permitted hours could be fined up to $10,000.