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Top 5 Most Popular FAQs
Are Parliament proceedings open to the public?
Yes, Parliament proceedings are open to the public.
How do I know if Parliament is sitting?
Notices of Parliament sittings are publicised in the media. The notice can also be found in the Parliament website at
under the "Announcement" section.
Do I need to inform anyone or book a seat before coming to Parliament?
Parliament does not accept booking or reservation of seats. The Serjeant-at-Arms issues Admission Orders to members of the public who apply in person at the Public Lobby. Admission is granted as long as there are seats available in the galleries.
Are foreigners allowed to observe the proceedings?
Yes, foreigners are allowed to observe Parliament proceedings. The requirements for admission are the same as for Singapore citizens.
How long is a Parliament sitting?
Parliament sittings usually start at 1.30 pm, except during the annual Budget and Committee of Supply (COS) debate sessions. Sittings end when all the items of business on the Order Paper have been discussed or when Parliament decides to adjourn.
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