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Accessible via API
API is accessible and is Openly licensed.
There is water quality report on the open data portal, it is not updated as needed. There is not historical data and the last update was done in March 2015.
Format: CSV, PDF, XLS, HTML
All datasets can be exported in machine-readable format using table builder.
Format: shp, kml
Data is licensed under the government of Singapore and Onemap. I could not download the data or find it in machine readable format. According to the feedback from Singapore Government, the data is updated frequently through ref.data.gov.sg
The machine readable data is available in really low level. Sub departmental expenditure is available only in PDF.
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) holds this data. However, you have to pay to get the data. According to the website https://www.psi.gov.sg/NASApp/tmf/TMFServlet?app=MYBIZFILE-SHOP-CART&version=&S=926cf361e94397c4969b52f67ddb&D=&AT=OUT&isNew=true&Reload=true&AN=PP01 the relevant information is the "Business Profile" containing "information such as registration number, entity name, business activities, registration date, owners and charges of the entity. Please click to see samples of business profiles for different entity* types." According to the brochure at http://www.bizfile.gov.sg/mybizfile/prod/ird/Information_Services_Product_Brochure.pdf these cost $5.50 per report and upon purchase "An email with a URL will be sent to requestor within 30 minutes."
Additionally, obtaining data now requires a "SingPass" account, which is only made available to Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Those who cannot obtain an account are referred to this list of information providers: https://www.acra.gov.sg/components/wireframes/howToGuidesChapters.aspx?pageid=1262#1277
Reviewer's comment - There is an alternative website for tenders and awards - see here https://www.gebiz.gov.sg/
The data on postal/zip codes was easily available on the site geopostcodes.com . This site even have details on the latitude and longitude of the cities of the country. Data didn't change
Data is available in this link - http://www.sla.gov.sg/Services/StreetMap/LicensingofDigitisedLandInformation.aspx#2 In order to get license for the data, one need to apply and pay for it. Data therefore, is not publicly available. After payment, data is available in machine readable format and in bulk.
The Singapore Lands Agency will provide digitised mapping information, but this is sold and not under an open licence. In addition the SLA make available a mapping API (One Map) similar to Google Maps, but the terms make clear that the mapping information within the API cannot be used elsewhere (see http://www.onemap.sg/home/TermsOfUse.html section 3(b)(i) "you shall not: store, download, archive, print, distribute, reproduce, copy, modify, edit, transmit, upload in any medium or incorporate into any other materials, any of the Site or the Material; or" 2015 -
Data is updated regularly and after payment it is available in bulk.
Data can be bought here - http://www.onemap.sg
Format: HTML, PDF (sometimes)
The site contains up-to-date information on legislation but is not bulk or machine-readable (simple HTML). On open license terms and conditions at http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/page.w3p;paId=AOL_PUBLIC_TERMS_CONDITIONS states "(5) Except as otherwise provided, the Contents of this Web Site shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of AGC." Data didn't change
The URL does not lead directly to the data, it is required to manually locate the Air Pollution data (for instance via the site map). Pollutants data seems to only be available in simple html, and is therefore not machine readable nor available in bulk. Some entries (for instance Sulphur Dioxide SO2 Emission Inventory) show numbers from 2010, so not deemed up-to-date either. Data didn't change
Whilst budget includes some expenditure information (see e.g. http://data.gov.sg/common/search.aspx?q=budget&page=1) there is no detailed transactional information available as far as we have been able to determine (only aggregated).
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