Year 1992

PAP Won 1992 By-Election

Saturday, 19th December 1992

Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong hold this by election to secure another fresh mandate after the 1991 General Election. The by election was won by PAP with 73% votes. Therefore made it possible for Mr. Teo Chee Hean to replace Mr Lim Chee Onn.

Asian Aerospace '92

Tuesday, 25th February 1992

The Sixth Asian Aerospace '92 (AA92) is a 6-day event, taking place from 25 February to 1 March 1992. The first 4 days of the Singapore Airshow are exclusively for trade attendees and the final 2 weekend days are open to general public at large. Show visitors are treated to an extra 30-minute aerobatic flying display taking place at this year’s Singapore Airshow over the public weekend. This is in addition to the 60-minute aerial display.

RSAF Jet Crashes Into Sea Off Tuas

Saturday, 1st February 1992

A RSAF pilot ejects safely as jet crashes into sea. A S-2ll trainer aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force ditched into the Straits of Johor off Tuas while on a routine training flight. The trainee pilot, Second Lieutenant Wan Yoke Sing, 20, from the Flying School was rescued.

4th ASEAN Summit opened in Singapore

Monday, 27th January 1992

The 4th ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Summit was opened in Singapore.  Representative from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei all gathered to discuss how we could cooperate to improve our economies.

US President George Bush visited Singapore

Friday, 3rd January 1992

President George HW Bush became the first US President to visit Singapore at the invitation of the then President of Singapore, Dr. Wee Kim Wee.

TAF scheme for school children Launched

Thursday, 2nd January 1992

The government launched the Trim and Fit (TAF) scheme for school children to help them loose weight by being more active and choosy about their food. School canteen vendors were asked to cooperate in preparing healthier food.