Tag Archives: People’s Action Party

Remembrance of Othman Wok (1924-2017), Singapore’s First Malay Minister

One of Singapore’s early Cabinet ministers and old guards (first generation of the People’s Action Party (PAP)), Othman Wok was perhaps best known for his active participation and contributions to the nation’s social development and welfare of the local Malay … Continue reading

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Remembering Ong Teng Cheong (1936-2002), the People’s President

Ong Teng Cheong (1936-2002) was Singapore’s first elected President. He was also the nation’s fifth President, holding office between 1993 and 1999. In his political career that spanned over 25 years, Ong Teng Cheong had also served as a Member … Continue reading

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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, the Founding Father of Singapore (1923-2015)

On 23 March 2015, Singapore fell into a grieving state as Lee Kuan Yew, widely regarded as the country’s founding father, passed away at the age of 91 at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). The former prime minister had been … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Past – The Curious Case of Lim Yew Hock

A controversial yet significant figure in the political history of modern Singapore, Lim Yew Hock (1914-1984) was the second Chief Minister of Singapore, succeeding David Saul Marshall (1908-1995) in 1956. Unlike his predecessor, Lim Yew Hock was a hardliner against … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Past – The Prisoners of Conscience

It was 2nd February 1963. Some 113 left-wing activists, including main opposition party Barisan Sosialis’ (Socialist Front) secretary-general Lim Chin Siong (1933-1996), were arrested by the authority through the notorious Operation Cold Store. The operation, planned by Internal Security Council … Continue reading

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Tribute to Dr Toh Chin Chye (1921-2012)

Early Days One of the founding pioneers of modern Singapore, Dr Toh Chin Chye 杜进才 was born in Taiping, Malaysia in 1921 to the son of a bicycle shop owner. After early education in Ipoh, Dr Toh came to study … Continue reading

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100 Things We Love About The 80s (Part 2)

Due to overwhelming responses, I have compiled another 100 stuffs (thanks to the generous feedback and contributions from nostalgia-lovers in Part 1) that remind us of the good ‘old days in Singapore during the eighties. Apologies for other things that … Continue reading

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