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.

Rigel Technology

Established in 1991, Rigel Technology is a Singapore-based bathroom supplies manufacturer focused on environmentally friendly products. The company was founded by Christopher Ng Eng Seng, who is currently the company’s managing di ...

Bras Basah convict jail

The convict jail at Bras Basah was established in response to the increasing number of convicts who were transported to Singapore from other places such as India and Hong Kong when Singapore was a penal colony in the early 19th ce ...

National Library Board

The National Library Board (NLB) is a statutory board established on 1 September 1995. It currently manages the National Library, a network of public libraries, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), as well as a digital library ...

First crash at Kallang Airport

A Qantas-BOAC Constellation G-ALAM airliner named Able Mike crashed during its landing at the now-defunct Kallang Airport on 13 March 1954 at 3.04 pm. The plane was making a scheduled flight from Sydney to London and had stopped over ...

Premiership of Lee Kuan Yew

The premiership of Lee Kuan Yew, which lasted over three decades from 5 June 1959 to 28 November 1990, was a dynamic period that saw the transformation of Singapore into one of Asia’s most stable and prosperous countries. Lee identified ...

Rahimah Rahim

Rahimah Rahim (b. 9 December 1955–) is a veteran performer in the local music scene, and one of the most popular entertainers of the 1970s and 1980s. Rahimah has recorded more than a dozen albums. Following a hiatus from 1989 to 2002, ...

Taufik Batisah

Taufik Batisah (b. 10 December 1981, Singapore–) is a singer, songwriter and music producer. After winning the first Singapore Idol – a television singing contest – in 2004, he enjoyed popular success with a series of albums. Beyond ...

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew (b. 16 September 1923, Singapore–d. 23 March 2015, Singapore) was the first prime minister of Singapore and held this post from 1959 to 1990. He oversaw its transformation from a developing ex-colony into one of Asia’s ...

Sentosa

Sentosa is currently a resort island of some 500 ha off the south coast of Singapore. It was previously a fishing village, the site of a military installation with artillery batteries and a prisoner-of-war camp during the Japanese ...

Rufino Soliano

Rufino Soliano (b. 10 January 1932, Singapore–) is an accomplished musician, composer and conductor. He is the former head of the now-defunct Singapore Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra. Soliano has been active in the local music ...