Singapore tourist authorities have proposed changes to the law to allow enforcement officers the power to question and detain suspected unlicensed tourist guides, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Tourism Board said on Friday.
Those who do not cooperate with the officers, can even be hauled to the police station.
It is illegal under Singapore law to work as a tourist guide without a license. Local media said that the unlicensed tourist guides are mostly foreigners accompanying tour groups from overseas and work pass holders who take on freelance guiding jobs without the requisite license to be tour guides. Read more »