Consumer Rights in Singapore
As for the course of action, local consumers can seek help from the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE), while tourists can seek help from the Singapore Tourism Board. These non-legal options are less of a hassle and should be pursued first.
If the above are not effective, consumers may lodge a claim at the Small Claims Tribunals. Most claims qualify to be under the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunals, provided that the claim is for an amount less than $10,000. Claims must be lodged within one year of the action that resulted in the claim. Read our other article on how to make a claim at the Small Claims Tribunals.
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