Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus

Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) is the oldest Catholic girls’ school in Singapore. Founded in 1854 by the French sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Infant Jesus, the school was established at the corner of Bras Basah Road and Victoria Street (present site of CHIJMES). It moved to Toa Payoh in 1983, and henceforth the primary and secondary sections were renamed CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) and CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh).

Chinese Commercial Bank

The Chinese Commercial Bank (华商银行) was founded in 1912 by Lim Peng Siang, a Hokkien businessman who established the Ho Hong group of companies. Set up by the Hokkien business community, the Chinese Commercial Bank had many leading ...

Kwek Leng Joo

Kwek Leng Joo (24 April 1953, Singapore–16 November 2015, Singapore) was a prominent businessman, photographer and philanthropist. The younger son of Kwek Hong Png, founder of conglomerate Hong Leong Group, Kwek was the deputy chairman ...

Communist Party of Malaya

The Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), also known as the Malayan Communist Party, was a political party active in Singapore, the Federation of Malaya and later Malaysia. It was founded in 1930 and dissolved in 1989.

Ministry of Trade and Industry

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) encourages economic growth and creates employment so that Singaporeans can lead better lives. Its strategies are based on a free-market system and outward-oriented economic policies.

Teach Less, Learn More

The Ministry of Education (MOE) launched the “Teach Less, Learn More” (TLLM) initiative in 2005 to improve the quality of teaching and enhance student learning in Singapore. TLLM built on the “Thinking School, Learning Nation” vision, ...

Chinese New Year taboos

Chinese New Year celebrations are accompanied by specific rites and rituals with strict prohibitions and taboos.

1955 Legislative Assembly general election

On 2 April 1955, a general election was held to elect 25 out of 32 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Singapore. The landmark election was the first time a majority of legislators was elected by popular ballot rather than appointed ...

Singapore Labour Party

The Singapore Labour Party (SLP) was inaugurated on 1 September 1948. It was fronted largely by English-speaking Indians who underwent the British education system, were exposed to publications on British politics and involved in labour ...

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education (MOE) was established in 1955 by the then newly elected Labour Front government headed by David Marshall. Chew Swee Kee was appointed the first minister for education. Since then, MOE has been actively implementing ...

Economic Development Board

The Economic Development Board (EDB) is a statutory board established on 1 August 1961 to spearhead Singapore’s industrialisation programme. Presently, the board plans and executes strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global ...