St Andrew's Mission Hospital

St AndrewThe St Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH) was founded as a dispensary, the St Andrew’s Medical Mission, on 18 October 1913. It was established by medical doctor Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, the wife of the first Anglican bishop of Singapore, the Right Reverend Charles James Ferguson-Davie. In its founding years, the mission focused on providing medical care to poor women and children. With changes in Singapore’s demographics and healthcare patterns, the mission evolved into a hospital.

Outram Prison

One of Singapore’s earliest prisons was located at the foot of Pearl’s Hill in Outram. The original civil jail at the site was built in 1847 by Charles Edward Faber; in 1882, a new prison complex was built around the old civil jail ...

River Safari

Officially opened on 28 February 2014, River Safari is Asia’s first river-themed zoo. The S$160-million park attraction is spread across 12 ha of land in Mandai. Focused on freshwater habitat conservation, the safari houses the world’s ...

Tembusu

The tembusu (Cyrtophyllum fragrans) is a hardwood tree native to Singapore, Southeast Asia and many parts of tropical Asia.

South Seas Society, Singapore

The South Seas Society, Singapore (南洋学会; Nanyang Xuehui) is a non-profit scholarly society dedicated to Southeast Asian studies. Founded in 1940, it is the first academic society set up by overseas Chinese based in Southeast Asia focusing ...

Anthony Then

Anthony Then (b. 16 June 1944, Singapore–d. 16 December 1995, Singapore), also known as Tony, was a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher who was instrumental in the professionalisation of dance in Singapore. Together with Goh Soo ...

Cat Welfare Society

Officially registered as a society in 1999, the Cat Welfare Society is a predominantly volunteer-run non-profit organisation that aims to protect the wellbeing and lives of cats in Singapore. The society achieves this through sterilisation ...

Xmi

Xmi Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based small and medium-size enterprise (SME) that specialises in the production of portable speakers, with a focus on audio technology innovation. Founded in 2006, Xmi is the first in the market to produce ...

Bee Cheng Hiang

Bee Cheng Hiang (美珍香) is a Singapore-based company that produces and sells a wide variety of food products, most notably its signature bakkwa (meaning “dried meat” in Hokkien; also known as rougan, or 肉干, in Mandarin) – barbequed pork ...

Curry dispute

On 8 August 2011, local daily freesheet Today published a news feature that mentioned a dispute between a migrant family from China and a Singaporean Indian family over the smell of curry emanating from the latter’s home. Following ...

BusAds

BusAds is a family-run company that provides printing and advertising services. The company has received several honours at the Asian Print Awards between 2012 and 2014.