Year 1993

Sungei Buloh Nature Park Opened

Friday, 3rd December 1993

Sungei Buloh Nature Park, also known as Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, was opened by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. The Parks & Recreation Department of Singapore (National Parks Board) undertook the development of Sungei Buloh, in consultation with experts in the field, notably, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust from the United Kingdom and Worldwide Fund for Nature.

The 1000th 747 was delivered to Singapore Airlines

Tuesday, 12th October 1993

Boeing delivers 747 line No. 1,000 to Singapore Airlines. It is a the -400 series. The Boeing 747-400 series is the best selling and the most advanced model of the 747 family.

The Great Singapore Workout

Sunday, 3rd October 1993

The Great Singapore Workout was launched when the Prime Minister Goh flagged off and led a three kilometre walk-and-jog session from the National Stadium to the Padang. This was followed by a 15-minute exercise session done by a crowd of 26,107, which entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the "largest mass aerobic session held at one location". The Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr Kwa Soon Bee, received the certificate from Guinness World of Records Singapore at the launch of the Healthy Lifestyle Unit on 18 December 1993.

Air force flight school moves to Perth

Tuesday, 7th September 1993

The first batch of about 300 RSAF personnel and their families leaves for Pearce, Australia. They include pilot-training instructors, ground crew and technicians. These RSAF personnel are there to manage and support the Singapore Basic Wings Course.

Ong Teng Cheong As President

Wednesday, 1st September 1993

Mr Ong Teng Cheong became the Republic of Singapore’s fifth President and the first President to be popularly elected by the people.

RSAF Plane Crashes At Paya Lebar Airport

Thursday, 29th April 1993

Two pilots of a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) jet trainer ejected safely when their aircraft crashed at the Paya Lebar Airbase runway yesterday. The RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S.2ll jet aircraft was returning from a routine training flight when the accident occurred.