Highlights of 2015

It is the end of 2015 and we have nothing but memories – whether they are good or bad. Many things happened here in Singapore but we still emerged bright, successful and positive. Here are the highlights of 2015:


No one will forget the first SMRT train disruption from Joo Koon to Dover. It was on January 14.

March proved to be the most difficult month because of the grief and mourning. It was on March 23 that the “Architect of Modern Singapore” died. Lee Kuan Yew, the pillar, died at the age of ninety one. On March 25, his funeral proceeded from Instana to Parliament House and on March 29, he was cremated.

On May 5, Jurong East celebrated because they were chosen as the city’s station of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail. On May 15, the Botanical Gardens got a nod to be the first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

June proved to be one of the most joyous times because of the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. It was held on June 5 to 16.

Finally, on July 4, the Botanic Gardens was officially declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On July 7, commuters experienced the largest MRT breakdown in history because of power fault.


In August, we celebrated our fifty years of independence. Everyone remembered the National Day Weekend (August 7 to 10).

The 2015 General Elections finally happened. The ruling party – People’s Action Party still held the majority in the elections led by Lee Hsien Loong.

Indeed 2015 is a memorable year no matter the circumstances. Who knows what is in store for us in 2016? We will have to see.