Simei

Simei is one of the five subzones of the Tampines planning area located in the eastern region of Singapore. It is bounded by the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), Upper Changi Road East and Bedok Park Connector. Measuring 225 ha in size, Simei makes up 11 percent of the total land area of Tampines New Town and is largely residential in nature. Public housing development in Simei began in 1984 and its first residents moved in 1986. As at 2015, it houses a population of 42,710 residents. Simei estate has a wide range of amenities including a hospital, ...

Teachers’ Training College

Established on 1 March 1950, the Teachers’ Training College (TTC) was Singapore’s first permanent, fulltime training college for English-medium primary school teachers. Training classes for Chinese-medium teachers were subsequently ...

Ama Keng

Ama Keng was one of the three villages in Lim Chu Kang, located just off Lim Chu Kang Road. It took its name from a temple dedicated to Mazu, goddess of the sea, that was built in the area in 1900. In the 1950s, the government developed ...

Bilingual policy

Bilingualism has been the cornerstone of Singapore’s language policy since the People’s Action Party (PAP) was elected to power in 1959. The policy entails an emphasis on using English and the mother tongue languages, particularly ...

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 ...

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 ...