2015 in Singapore

The following lists events that happened during 2015 in the Republic of Singapore.

Statistics

Births

There were 42185 births in Singapore.

Deaths

There were 19862 deaths in Singapore [1]

Incumbents

Events

January

March

April

  • 1 April – xinmsn ceased operation and its services was transferred to MSN Singapore and Toggle.

May

June

July

  • 4 July – The 156-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens became the first site to receive the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • 7 July – One of the worst MRT disruptions since 2011 as North South and East West lines were disrupted and temporarily close down due to a power fault.

August

  • 9 August – Singapore celebrates its Golden Jubilee at Padang.
    • It was the first National Day Parade without Lee Kuan Yew, who had attended every parade since independence prior to his passing.
    • Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling was absent due to a maternal leave, after giving birth to her first child, Ng Kee Hau, on 5 August.[2]
  • 18 August – Set of six SG50 commemorative notes were unveiled by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  • 25 August – The 12th Parliament was dissolved.

September

  • 11 September – General Elections:
    • It was the first general election (post-independence) in which every one of over two-and-a-half million Singaporeans cast their votes as none of the constituencies was won walkover, after 1963.
    • The ruling People's Action Party (PAP), led by Lee Hsien Loong, retains its majority in the elections with 83 out of 89 seats, with a overall vote share of 69.86%.
    • Main opposition Workers' Party (WP) won the remaining six parliamentary seats from the other two constituencies (Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC). A third ward, Punggol East SMC, was returned to the PAP-fold.
  • 24 September – The haze in Singapore reached to a hazardous range of 313; Ministry of Education prompted to close down some schools as a health precaution due to the haze.

October

  • 25 October – The second phase of the Downtown Line began its testing phase.

December

  • 8 December – National broadcaster MediaCorp began its transition phase of moving their premises from Caldecott Hill to [email protected], at the same time unveiling a new logo.
  • 27 December – The second day of the Downtown Line is now open to public.

Deaths

  • 14 February – Koh Lip Lin – Ex-PAP MP and Education Pioneer
  • 23 March – Lee Kuan Yew – Former Singapore, and Pioneer Prime Minister (b. 1923).[3]
  • 7 August – Lee Seng Wee – Ex-OCBC Bank chairman and billionaire banker
  • 14 October – Miranda Yap – Executive Director of the Bioprocessing Technology Institute at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research of Singapore (A*STAR)
  • 28 December – Tiffany Leong – Ex-Mediacorp actress (b. 1985)

References

  1. ^ "Crew rescued from listing Solent car transporter". BBC News. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ "PAP to field Tin Pei Ling in MacPherson". Channel NewsAsia. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91". BBC News. London. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2018.


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