I'm from the US and it's got me stumped. My Heady Topper cans in the fridge are listed simply as "Ale - 8%", but the local Imperial Stout (10%) sitting next to it is labeled "Malt Beverage". I don't think many people would refer to an I.P.A. as a malt beverage, but it seems to be classified as such as well. Weird, I never noticed. It might vary by state, but it all sits in the "beer section" of the store.
Regardless of how its classified, Singha is not very good.