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This Act regulates the alienation, use of and control over State land. The President shall appoint a Chief Valuer to carry out the valuation of all State lands, of lands managed for or on behalf of the Government, etc. A Commissioner of Lands shall be appointed by the Minister for the general administration of the Act (sect. 2D). Every grant or lease of State land as provided for in the text, shall be in the prescribed form and shall be signed by the Collector of Land Revenue. The President may, where former grants are surrendered, make grants, or amended grants, in fee simple in the cases specified in Part II. The Minister may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

Implemented by: State Lands Rules. (2002-10-25)
Implemented by: State Lands (Vesting) Order 2011 based on the State Lands Act (Chapter 314). (2011-06-24)

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Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but was ousted two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

Singapore is a parliamentary republic.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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