Although a person may fulfil all conditions for citizenship by registration and naturalisation, he/she may not be granted citizenship. The right to grant or refuse citizenship lies with the Government. Indeed, the Government has time and again emphasised that citizenship is a privilege and all applications are considered strictly.

Singapore, as a tourist centre, encourages the establishment of well-runned and hygenic food and beverage outlets. To ensure that such outlets meet the highest safety and hygiene standards, the government has numerous regulations and rules covering areas as diverse as fire safety and health standards to Internet regulation and entertainment licensing.