Right to change legal gender: Illegal from Aug 9, 1965 to now.
A trans individual does not currently have the right to change their legal gender. A recent court ruling in favour of allowing trans women to wear female clothing was overturned by a federal court.
The date reference is the date Singapore separated from Malaysia, making it the country it is today.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from May 10, 2015 to now.
European court found the sterilization requirement in Article 40 of the Civil Code to be unconstitutional.
" A person who wishes to change their gender may request permission to change their gender by applying in person to the court. However, for the permission to be granted, the applicant must be 18 years old and must be unmarried. The applicant must also be in a transsexual nature and must document the necessity to change their gender for their mental health and that they are permanently deprived of reproductive abilities through an official health committee report obtained from an education and research hospital. Depending on the permission granted, once the gender reassignment surgery fit for the aim and medical methods has been completed and verified by an official health committee report, the court decides to make the necessary changes in the population registry."