DCM Leads Delegation On Study Trip To Singapore

and practices in the registration and issuance of titles, as well as the management of various types of strata development.

Headed by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, the group will also study Singapore’s approach in dealing with issues, disputes and tribunals in managing community living and management corporations, including that of public or affordable housing schemes.

The visit also aims to gain better understanding of related issues such as phased development or construction, flexibility of allowing design change or building plan amendments in approved strata schemes, share units and share value allocation, acquisition of strata properties, and termination of strata schemes.

According to Awang Tengah, such visit is vital to benchmark the state’s draft ordinances against best practices in other countries to ensure that Sarawak government proposals are adequate and practical.

He pointed out that as the complexity of development and demand increases, the current law is now inadequate to cope with the changing trends and needs, while adding that strata management in Sarawak is not adequately covered.

I hope the visits will enable the relevant officers in my delegation to consider and adopt the experience and regulations from the Singapore authorities in coming up with the proposed amendment on Strata Titles Ordinance for Sarawak, he said.

The delegation also met representatives from the Building and Construction Authority, Singapore Land Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority where they were briefed on the various functions carried out by Singapore city authorities with regards to buildings constructed under strata titles for sale to the public.

The 23-member delegation comprises Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Hui Kian, Assistant Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datu Len Talif Salleh, Assistant Minister of Housing and Public Health Dr Annuar Rapaee, and permanent secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resources Dr Wan Lizozman Wan Omar.