What are the licenses required for a Singapore company?

There are 3 main kinds of licenses that are applicable for a Singapore company:

Compulsory Licences
Certain businesses require licences before they can commence operations. For example, childcare centres require a Child Care Centre licence.

Occupational Licences
Applies for doctors, lawyers, architects and accountants. These licences are usually obtained from the respective professional organisations.

Business Activity Based Licenses
To carry on certain business activities you will need specific licenses or permits. For example, for selling liquor, you will need a liquor licence.