Siglap

Siglap is a residential district situated in the eastern part of Singapore. Noted in John Turnbull Thomson’s survey map of 1846, Siglap was originally known for its fishing villages and coconut plantations, before it was developed into a suburban residential district. In 1930, the Siglap district had grown to cover present-day Telok Kurau and Joo Chiat. From the mid-1960s onwards, coastal land reclamation works in the area saw the last fishing villages being cleared to make way for further urban development. By the 1970s, Siglap had become an affluent ...

P. Ramlee

P. Ramlee (b. 22 March 1929, Penang, Straits Settlements–d. 29 May 1973, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) was a key figure in the Malay entertainment industry, wearing multiple hats as an actor, director, composer and singer. Ramlee acted in ...

Hougang

Hougang is an area located in the northeastern part of Singapore, bounded by Punggol in the north, Upper Serangoon Road in the south, Sungei Serangoon in the east ...

River Valley

River Valley in central Singapore is a mixed-use area comprising residential, commercial and leisure developments. It was so named because the area lay in a valley ...

Bukit Panjang

Located in the northwestern part of Singapore, Bukit Panjang is considered a planning area under the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Master Plan 2014. It comprises seven subzones: Senja, Saujana, Fajar, Bangkit, Jelebu, Dairy Farm ...

Special Assistance Plan schools

The Special Assistance Plan (SAP) was introduced in 1979 as a long-term scheme to preserve the best Chinese-stream schools so as to develop effectively bilingual students who were inculcated with traditional Chinese values. Nine Chinese-stream ...

Sculpture Square

Located at 155 Middle Road, Sculpture Square was a venue in Singapore dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of three-dimensional art. It lasted from 1999 till ...

Primary School Leaving Examination

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is a national examination held annually for pupils at the end of their primary school education. Introduced in 1960, the PSLE has undergone many modifications over the years. In the 1960s ...

Sixth Avenue

Sixth Avenue refers to an area in Bukit Timah that surrounds a road of the same name. The road was built in the late 1930s as a cul-de-sac branching off from Bukit ...

Pasir Panjang

Named after a long stretch of sandy beach along the southwestern coastline of Singapore, the Pasir Panjang area developed around a main road of the same name that ...

General Certificate of Education

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) was introduced in 1951 in the United Kingdom. In Singapore, GCE examinations have been conducted annually as part of the country’s national examination system since the 1970s. Held for the ...