2015 in Singapore

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



There were 42185 births in Singapore.


There were 19862 deaths in Singapore [1]






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




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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)


  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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