Year 1990

Premiere of Last Blood Movie

Thursday, 13th December 1990

The Last Blood, the first movie made by a Singapore-based film company and shot almost entirely on location here, had its world premiere at the Prince Cinema on this day. Movie Impact produced it. The movie was completed in 50 Days, with the help of the Economic Development Boards Creative Services Unit. It starred Hongkong stars Eric Tsang, Alan Tam and Andy Lau, and Singapore ex-beauty queen and actress-model Jazreel Low (Trailer). Preview this movie on YouTube.

Kucinta is The Singapore River Cat

Wednesday, 5th December 1990

Madam Ang Lian Tin submitted the winning entry of "Kucinta" for the "Name the Singapore River Cats" competition was held by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB). The Singapura Cat (now known officially as Kucinta) is regarded as STPB's mascot. A sculpture depicting Kucinta could be found along Singapore River.

Goh Chok Tong Became Prime Minister

Wednesday, 28th November 1990

Mr Goh Chok Tong became the Republic of Singapore’s second Prime Minister.

Goh Chok Tong became Prime Minster

Wednesday, 28th November 1990

A new chapter opened in Singapore's modern history Goh Chok Tong became the second Prime Minster of Singapore when he took over the office from Lee Kuan Yew who resigned after having been Prime Minster since 1959.

Malaysia and Singapore 1990 POA

Tuesday, 27th November 1990

Malaysia - Singapore Points of Agreement of 1990 (POA) is an agreement between the two country over the issue of the future of railway land owned by the Malaysian government through Malayan Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu or KTM) in Singapore. It was signed by Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew and Finance Minister of Malaysia Tun Daim Zanuddin on behalf of their respective countries.

Air Force new logo featuring the lion head

Wednesday, 7th November 1990

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) changed its logo after 17 years. The previous logo featuring a yin-yang symbol, that was introduced in October 1973. The new logo feature the majestic lion head. Off-site Link: Old RSAF Logo; New RSAF Logo.

Clean and Green Week Launched

Sunday, 4th November 1990

In 1990, the government launched a week-long programme (from 4 to 10 November) to get Singaporeans to appreciate their surrounding more. The Clean and Green Week (CGW) is a week-long campaign that runs in November each year. It is administered by the Education & Partnership Department, National Environment Agency (NEA). It aims to promote awareness and appreciation for a clean and green environment.

SGH brings back Class C wards

Friday, 19th October 1990

Class C wards would be available again at the SGH - Singapore General Hospital. SGH reintroduce 157 Class C beds for subsidised patients. As in all other hospitals, charges would be heavily subsidised by the government – from 75 per cent to 85 per cent. The move was in response to public concern about a possible shortage of such wards for lower-income earners.

RMAF finishes probe on alleged intrusion

Wednesday, 19th September 1990

RMAF (Royal Malaysian Air Force) said an RSAF helicopter which was in the area on 10 July 1990 was operating with the knowledge and consent of Malaysia. The aircraft was taking part in defence exercise. RSAF aircraft always seek proper clearance, says Malaysian commandant.

Singapore denial of alleged intrusion

Wednesday, 22nd August 1990

Singapore reiterates denial of alleged intrusion. A statement was issued in response to reports in the Malaysian press which claimed that three RSAF helicopters violated Malaysian airspace when it tried to land in Gelang Patah in Johor recently.

RSAF helicopter intruded into Malaysian air space

Friday, 10th August 1990

The villagers in Gelang Patah, Johor, claimed that an RSAF helicopter was operating without the knowledge and consent of Malaysia. This incident have angered many Malaysian.

Elephants Sighted On Tekong

Tuesday, 29th May 1990

Three wild Asian elephants (Elephas Maximus) were spotted on Pulau Tekong. Apparently, the runaway elephants had swum 1.5km across the Johor Straits to reach the island. The three wild elephants had apparently swum 1.5 km. across the Johor Straits to reach Pulau Tekong. They were probably dislocated from their natural habitat in the jungles of eastern Johor by logging and forest-clearing activities. On the morning of 7 June 1990, two of the elephants, both males of about 2.3 m. tall were finally recaptured. The third male elephant, about 2 m. tall was caught later in the afternoon. By the evening of 9 June 1990, the elephants were loaded onto lorries and were taken back to Malaysia.

Smoke-Free Week

Thursday, 24th May 1990

A smoke-free week was also held from 24 May to 31 May 1990. The slogan for the campaign was "Growing up without tobacco".

COE Introduced

Tuesday, 1st May 1990

Certificates of Entitlement (COE) give Singaporeans the right to own a vehicle. In Singapore, anyone wishing to buy a car or motorcycle has to bid for a Certificate of Entitlement (COE). Only public buses, school buses and emergency vehicles are exempted from this scheme. A certain number of COEs would be released every month for bidding. Once successful and only when one owns a COE that registration of the vehicle could take effect. The vehicle entitlement is valid for only 10 years and is transferred with the ownership of the vehicle.

RSAF men injured after chopper landed in Thailand

Wednesday, 28th March 1990

Four men of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) suffered injuries when their Super Puma helicopter made an emergency landing during a routine training flight in Thailand. Three of them sustained minor injuries and received treatment at the Koke Kathiem Military Base.

Asian Aerospace '90

Wednesday, 14th February 1990

This is the Fifth Asian Aerospace (AA90) show in Singapore with some 25,000 trade and 50,000 public visitors attended the five-day Asian Aerospace '90 show at Singapore's Changi International Exhibition and Conference Centre (CIECC).

Maintenance of Religious Harmony Bill Read

Monday, 15th January 1990

The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Bill was read today in Parliament. The bill aims to prevent acts that threaten religious harmony in Singapore.