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The following lists events that happened during 2015 in the Republic of Singapore.

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

Singapore Republic in Southeast Asia

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%. The nation is known for its transition from a developing to a developed country in a single generation under the leadership of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

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Incumbents

President of Singapore head of state of the Republic of Singapore

The President of the Republic of Singapore is the country's head of state. Singapore has a parliamentary system of government. Executive authority is exercised by the Cabinet led by the Prime Minister of Singapore. The current president is Halimah Yacob, who was elected unopposed at the 2017 presidential election. She is the first female President of Singapore and first Malay head of state in 47 years since the death of Yusof Ishak, Singapore's first president.

Prime Minister of Singapore head of the government of the Republic of Singapore

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore is the head of the government of the Republic of Singapore, and the country's most powerful political figure. The President of Singapore appoints as Prime Minister a Member of Parliament (MP) who, in his or her opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of a majority of MPs. In practice, the Prime Minister is usually the leader of the majority party in the legislature.

Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister of Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong is a Singaporean politician. He is the current and third Prime Minister of Singapore since 2004. He took over the leadership of the People's Action Party (PAP) when former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong stepped down from the position to become the new Senior Minister. Lee then led his party to victory in the 2006, 2011 and 2015 general elections. He began his current term on 15 January 2016 following the opening of Singapore's 13th Parliament. Lee is the eldest son of Singapore's first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

Events

January

National Youth Council Singapore

The National Youth Council (NYC) is an organisation set up by the Singapore Government as the national co-ordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore.

Isle of Wight County and island of England

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Southampton Water English tidal estuary

Southampton Water is a tidal estuary north of the Solent and the Isle of Wight in England. The city of Southampton lies at its most northerly point. Along its salt marsh-fringed western shores lie the New Forest villages of Hythe and "the waterside", Dibden Bay, and the Esso oil refinery at Fawley. On the slightly steeper eastern shore are the Southampton suburb of Weston, the villages of Netley and Hamble-le-Rice, and the Royal Victoria Country Park.

February

JTC Corporation

JTC Corporation, formerly known as Jurong Town Corporation, is a Singaporean state owned real estate company and statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry headquartered in Jurong, Singapore. Established in 1968, the company was set up by the Government of Singapore as the country's principal developer and manager of industrial estates and their related facilities. As of 2013, the company manages 43 estates that cover 7,100 hectares of land area.

Temasek Holdings Private Limited is a Singaporean holding company. It is owned by the Government of Singapore. Incorporated in 1974 as a Commercial Investment Company, Temasek owns and manages a net portfolio of $308 billion, with S$16 billion divested and S$29 billion invested during the year, and 68% exposure to Asia – 27% Singapore and 41% Asia ex-Singapore. It is an active shareholder and investor, and its investments are guided by four key themes – transforming economies, growing middle income populations, deepening comparative advantages and emerging champions. Its portfolio covers a broad spectrum of sectors including financial services, telecommunications, media and technology, transportation and industrials, life sciences and agribusiness, consumer and real estate, energy and resources, as well as multi-sector funds. Headquartered in Singapore, Temasek has a multinational team of 730 people, in 11 global offices including 2 offices in Beijing, and 1 office in Shanghai, Mumbai, Hanoi, London, New York, San Francisco, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Sao Paulo.

Surbana Jurong Private Limited is a Singaporean government-owned consultancy company focusing on infrastructure and urban development. It was formed in June 2015 with the merger of Surbana International Consultants and Jurong International Holdings. As of July 2016, it is wholly owned by Temasek Holdings and had 13,000 employees. Surbana Jurong acquired SMEC Holdings and AETOS Holdings in August and October 2016 respectively. These acquisitions have raised its staff count to 13,000 employees. In November 2017, Surbana Jurong acquired Robert Bird Group, a global consulting engineering firm.

March

Death of Lee Kuan Yew Death and state funeral of the former Prime Minister of Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore and former leader of the People's Action Party, died at the age of 91 on 23 March 2015, after being hospitalised with severe pneumonia on 5 February 2015. Many world leaders issued public condolences.

Lee Kuan Yew First Prime Minister of Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew, commonly referred to by his initials LKY and sometimes referred to in his earlier years as Harry Lee, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. Lee is recognised as the nation's founding father, with the country described as transitioning from the "third world to first world in a single generation" under his leadership.

Singapore General Hospital Hospital in Bukit Merah, Singapore

The Singapore General Hospital is the largest and oldest hospital in Singapore, of which the foundation of its first building was laid in 1821. SGH was ranked as the third best hospital in the world by Newsweek in 2019.

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Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping shaking hands at the Ma-Xi meeting 2015 Ma-Xi Meeting 08.jpg
Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping shaking hands at the Ma-Xi meeting

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Deaths

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Lee Kuan Yew

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Goh Chok Tong Singaporean politician

Goh Chok Tong is a Singaporean politician. A member of the People's Action Party (PAP), he became Singapore's second Prime Minister on 28 November 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan Yew, and served in the role until 12 August 2004, when he stepped down and was succeeded by Lee Hsien Loong. He subsequently served as Senior Minister until May 2011, and as Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He continues to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency and holds the honorary title of "Emeritus Senior Minister". Recently, in November 2018, he released his autobiography, Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story which would be the first volume of a two-part biography.

Lee Hsien Yang is a Singaporean business executive. He was the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) from 2009 to 2018. He was previously a Brigadier-General in the Singapore Armed Forces, the Chief Executive Officer of SingTel from 1995–2007, and a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Fraser and Neave from 2007–2013. Lee is the younger son of Singapore's first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and the younger brother of the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Kwa Geok Choo Singaporean lawyer

Kwa Geok Choo was a Singaporean lawyer and the wife of Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, and the mother of Lee Hsien Loong, the third and current Prime Minister. She was the co-founder and partner of law firm Lee & Lee.

Wong Kan Seng Singaporean politician

Wong Kan Seng is a Singaporean business executive and a former politician. He currently serves as the chairman of Ascendas-Singbridge and non-executive director of United Overseas Bank.

Sri Temasek official residence of the Prime Minister of Singapore, designated a national monument in 1992

Sri Temasek is a two-storey detached house built in 1869 which is sited within the grounds of the Istana in Singapore. During the island's colonial era, it served as the residence of the Colonial Secretary or Chief Secretary. Since the establishment of the State of Singapore in 1959, it has been the official residence of the Prime Minister of Singapore, though none of Singapore's Prime Ministers have ever lived there. Together with the Istana, it was gazetted a national monument on 14 February 1992.

Grace Fu Singaporean politician

Grace Fu Hai Yien is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), she is the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. She is the second woman in Singapore's history to hold the status of full Minister after Lim Hwee Hwa and the first to helm a ministry.

The National Day Rally is an annual address that the Prime Minister of Singapore makes to the entire nation, on the first or second Sunday after National Day on 9 August. A yearly event since 1966, the Prime Minister uses the rally to address the nation on its key challenges and announce major policy changes, and is comparable to the State of the Union address delivered by the President of the United States.

The following lists events that happened during 2010 in the Republic of Singapore.

Heng Swee Keat Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore

Heng Swee Keat is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. He was previously the Minister for Education from May 2011 to September 2015. He has been a member of parliament (MP) representing the Tampines Group Representation Constituency since the 2011 general election.. He is currently the first assistant secretary-general of the People's Action Party and is poised to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore, succeeding Lee Hsien Loong On 1 May 2019, Heng would take on the role as the 12th Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore. He is also the first solo Deputy PM in 34 years. From 1985 to 2019, Singapore had two sitting deputy prime ministers working at the same time.

12th Parliament of Singapore

The 12th Parliament of Singapore was the previous Parliament of Singapore that began on October 10, 2011 and was dissolved on August 25, 2015. The membership was set by the 2011 Singapore General Election on May 7, 2011 and changed three times due to expulsion of Hougang Single Member Constituency MP in 2012 and resignation of Punggol East Single Member Constituency MP and Speaker of Parliament over extra-marital affairs in 2013, as well as the Death of Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore and MP of Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency.

The following lists events that happened during 2013 in the Republic of Singapore.

The following lists events that happened during 2014 in the Republic of Singapore.

Hong Kong–Singapore relations Diplomatic relations between Hong Kong and the Republic of Singapore

Both Hong Kong and the Republic of Singapore are former British colonies which have maintained trade relations since the 19th century, and have both become important financial centre, maintaining diplomatic missions and trade offices to further their bilateral relations.

Jurong Community Hospital Hospital in Singapore , Singapore

The Jurong Community Hospital is a 400-bed community hospital in Jurong East, Singapore. It is part of an integrated healthcare development, under JurongHealth, that includes the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. While Jurong Community Hospital has commenced operations from 22 July 2015, it was officially opened alongside NTFGH on 10 October 2015.

The following lists events that happened during 2017 in Singapore.

38 Oxley Road House

Number 38, Oxley Road was the residence of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew from the 1940s until his death in 2015. The house was built in the late 19th century and is an eight-bedroom two-story bungalow located near Orchard Road. The first meeting of the People's Action Party (PAP) occurred in the basement.

Events in the year 2018 in Singapore.

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