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Soft Launch of Area Tourist Guide Scheme
Closure of The Changi Chapel & Museum for major revamp
Tourist Guide Code Of Conduct And Ethics
Mandatory Refresher Course For Licensed Tourist Guides
The Conditions of Licence Tourist Guide Must Adhere
 


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Closure of The Changi Chapel & Museum for major revamp
Dear Tourist Guides,

The National Heritage Board informed that the Changi Chapel & Museum has been closed since 2 April 2018 for a major revamp, while the Chapel remains open for visits from 9.30am till 5pm daily until 31 Dec 2018. The museum will reopen in late 2020. Please refer to the attachment for more information.

For any clarifications, please contact May Kim (KIM_May@nhb.gov.sg) or Jermaine Huang (Jermaine_HUANG@nhb.gov.sg). Thank you.

[Note: attached media release was received by STB on 19 Apr 18]

Best Regards,
Ooin Tze Sern
Senior Officer | Tourist Guide Licensing
Singapore Tourism Board


Announcement Date: 24-04-2018
Attachment: 1.  Media Release_Redevelopment of CCM.pdf

Tourist Guide Code Of Conduct And Ethics
A Workgroup consisting of representatives from the Society of Tourist Guides (Singapore), Tour Guide Chapter and Singapore Tourism Board have developed a Code of Conducts and Ethics (CCE) for the Tourist Guide (TG) profession. This CCE is created by TGs for TGs and will help to project a positive image of TGs to both locals and tourists and show the TGs' commitment to maintain the standards of professional conduct that are being established. There will be no penalties attached to this CCE.

Attached please find a copy of the CCE for your reference.


Announcement Date: 07-02-2018
Attachment: 1.  CCE cover letter.pdf
2.  CCE Brochure.PDF

Mandatory Refresher Course For Licensed Tourist Guides
Dear Tourist Guides

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has appointed Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) to be the training provider for the Tourist Guide Mandatory Refresher Course (MRC), which is part of the licence renewal condition. About 20 MRC sessions will be conducted about 5 months prior, for TGs whose licences are expiring.

In response to feedback, more lead time has been provided to Mandarin-speaking TGs to build their English proficiency. Hence, TGs have the option of completing their MRC in either English or Mandarin in the first three of years of implementation (2016 - 2018), following which the MRC will be conducted only in English. TGs looking to improve their English proficiency may enroll in the WSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) English course under SkillsFuture Singapore's employability skills initiative. Upon completion of the programme, TGs will be awarded 7 PDC hours.

Please contact the following WPL training providers for course details.

Kaplan Professional http://www.kaplan.com.sg/

Mendaki Sense http://www.mendaki.org.sg/

NTUC LearningHub http://www.ntuclearninghub.com/

SSA Consulting http://www.ssagroup.com/

Training Vision Institute http://www.trainingvision.com.sg/

Best Regards,
Ooin Tze Sern
Senior Officer | Tourist Guide Licensing
Singapore Tourism Board


Announcement Date: 22-01-2018
Attachment: none

The Conditions of Licence Tourist Guide Must Adhere
With the implementation of the amended STB Act, the previous Singapore Tourism (Licensing and Control of Tourist Guides) Regulations, including the conditions of licence under The Schedule, are revoked. The conditions of licence can be found on the STB corporate website (www.stb.gov.sg).

As of 7 October 2014, all licensed tourist guides will be bound by these conditions of licence. The conditions of licence are listed in the attachment below for reference and can be revised from time to time.


Announcement Date: 31-10-2014
Attachment: 1.  Conditions of Licence.pdf