St John Ambulance Brigade

St John Ambulance BrigadeThe St John Ambulance Brigade (SJAB) is a voluntary organisation founded in England in 1887 to provide first-aid support for public events and emergencies. Established in Singapore in September 1938, the local SJAB has been rendering voluntary first-aid services during national events such as the annual National Day Parade and emergency situations like the Hotel New World collapse in 1986. The SJAB membership comprises adults as well as secondary school students who join the uniformed group as a co-curricular activity. The governors of the Straits ...

Deepavali

Deepavali, or diwali (literally translated as “a row of lights”; also known as the Festival of Lights), is a festival celebrated by Hindus worldwide. The festival falls on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the Tamil month of Aipasi ...

Goh Chok Tong

Goh Chok Tong (b. 20 May 1941, Singapore–) was Singapore’s second prime minister (PM), serving in the office from 28 November 1990 to 11 August 2004. Goh first entered politics as a People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate in the 1976 ...

National Police Cadet Corps

National Police Cadet CorpsThe National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) is a youth uniformed group in Singapore supported by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). ...

Internal Security Act

The Internal Security Act (ISA) is a law that enables the government to swiftly act against what it deems to be threats to national security by employing various measures. The law is carried out by the Internal Security Department ...

Ivan Heng

Ivan Heng (b. 1963, Singapore–), an accomplished stage actor and director, is the founding artistic director of theatre company Wild Rice. He has acted and directed many Singapore theatre productions and his works have been performed ...

Ho See Beng

Ho See Beng (b. 5 February 1918, Fujian, China–d. 5 December 2008, Singapore) served as a labour union leader and member of parliament during Singapore’s formative years. A vanguard in the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Ho’s ...

Curry murder

The curry murder was a grisly killing in 1984 that its perpetrators covered up by chopping the victim Ayakanno Marimuthu's (given as Marithamuthu in some sources) body into pieces and cooking them in curry. In June 1987, six suspects, ...

Former Asia Insurance Building (Ascott Raffles Place)

Former Asia Insurance Building (Ascott Raffles Place)The former Asia Insurance Building is located at 2 Finlayson Green. With 18 storeys rising above a double-volume ground floor, it was once the tallest building in ...

Chek Jawa

Chek Jawa is an intertidal flat located at the remote easternmost tip of Pulau Ubin, one of Singapore’s offshore islands. Although only about a square kilometre in size, Chek Jawa comrpises six distinct ecological habitats, each supporting ...

The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore

The Boys’ Brigade (BB) is the first youth uniformed group in the world. Founded in Scotland in 1883, it is a Christian organisation that seeks to nurture boys into responsible Christian men instilled with values such as obedience, ...