I attended few courses from SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects). The lectures are in broadview but at least there are websites with information of the statutory in Singapore. Things are open and easy to reach.
"The URA website, launched in 1996, is an initiative owned by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The website is positioned as the one-stop for all URA e-services on the web and organised with the needs of the public and customers in mind.
The URA website enables users:
To search for and access a diversity of information from URA
To conduct a wide range of transactions online with URA" to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.ura.gov.sg/about/ura-intro.htm