Fireworks has been commonly used in different countries during celebration of events, e.g wedding dinner, shows, ceremony, etc. However, under the legislative under Singapore Police Force, a licence has to be obtained before letting off the fireworks (blasting work or pyrotechnic effects) into the sky.
Offenders having possession or discharging fireworks in Singapore may face minimum jail terms of 6 months to 2 years and caning not more than 6 strokes. This applies same to a company who the person-in-charge will be responsible for the offence.
However, do note that some other fireworks are classified as non-dangerous and can be sold and discharged in Singapore such as sparklers, party poppers, “Beauty and Snake” fireworks, “Cobra” fireworks and Christmas crackers.
In traditional Chinese culture, fire crackers has always been a way to welcome the new year and ward off evil and with more than 60% of the Singaporean are Chinese, some vendors came out with new idea by selling “electronics fire crackers” which emit lights and give off sounds similar to crackers.
The penalty of possession fireworks or attempts to possess fireworks will be fine an amount not more than $5,000 and/or jail terms not exceeding 2 years, or both penalties may effect together.
Attempts to discharge or discharging fireworks may face between $2,000 to $10,000 fine or jail terms not exceeding 2 years for 1st offence and jail terms not exceeding 2 years and caning with not more than 6 strokes of caning for 2nd and subsequent offence.
Currently, there is only 5 licenced companies in Singapore which are allowed to discharge fireworks on certain events prior to approval from Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force. (Please note I am not earning any referral fee from any of the companies stated below)
Explomo Technical Services Pte Ltd
#05-06 Genting Block, Ruby Industrial Complex
80 Genting Lane
Attn: Mr Sam Ngooi
Glorious (Singapore) Pte Ltd
#02-05 Shun Li Industrial Complex
705 Sims Drive
Attn: Mr Derek Lam
Intermay Consultect Pte Ltd
#03-73 Ubi Techpark
10 Ubi Crescent
Attn: Mr Vincent Lee
Effects Technologies Pte Ltd
#02-144, Block 1013
Geylang East Avenue 3
Attn: Mr Ng Cheng Sun
Knights Synergy (S) Pte Ltd
#01-50, Block 571
Pasir Ris Street 53
Attn: Mr Ling Kwee Lee