Scope for short-term accommodation in Singapore: Lawrence Wong

Scope for short-term accommodation in Singapore: Lawrence Wong

Yahoo Singapore·2018-02-07 04:05

There is scope to allow short-term accommodations in private homes in Singapore, subject to proper safeguards and controls, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong in Parliament on Tuesday (6 February).

Wong told the House that his ministry and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have had discussions with various stakeholders on the issue, including homeowners, hotel operators and home-sharing platform Airbnb. All of them have “different views”.

“Nevertheless, from these discussions, we believe there is scope to allow short-term accommodations in Singapore, subject to proper safeguards and controls. We are working out these regulatory parameters and will consult the public on the proposes measures before finalising them,” said Wong.

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