Saturday, 16th November 2002
SAFRA held the Swing Singapore party indoors at the Singapore Expo. The party featured a 10,000 sq. m. cyber-look disco, with three stages and eight giant interactive video walls for screening live SMS chats and MTV videos at the Expo's Hall 3. Two foam pools situated at the atrium were also a big hit with the party-goers.
Saturday, 2nd November 2002
Toyota Japan supplied a trial fleet of Toyota Crown cabs, powerd by CNG, to CityCab. The CNG Cab on Singapore carried a registration number of SHB 4899S. In conjunction with the launch, CityCab took part in the Clean & Green Week Carnival on 2 to 3 November at the Woodlands Civic Centre. The public was given free rides around the carnival area in CityCab's first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) taxi named 'Cinergy'.
Thursday, 10th October 2002
Singapore economy slide into recession, just months after the country emerged from its worst recession in four decades in 2001.
Friday, 23rd August 2002
RSAF 112 Squadron declared the Full Operational Capability (FOC) status by Second Minister for Defence, RADM (NS) Teo Chee Hean. The 112 squadron operates the KC-135R air-to-air refueling jet tanker which is equipped with the Multi-Point Refueling System (MPRS) and the refueling boom capable of providing air-to-air refueling for all our fighter aircraft.
Wednesday, 24th July 2002
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) opened a new pilot training facilities with new 150 Squadron building and aircraft maintenance hangar in Cazaux (France). 49 fighter pilots have already honed their skills since 1998. RSAF training group setup a temporary training detachment comprising 100 personnel and 10 A-4SU Super Skyhawk aircraft. According to the Ministry of Defence, this is the first oversea Advanced Jet Training detachment.
Thursday, 30th May 2002
A Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16C fighter aircraft crashed during a training flight near the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, in the United States. A statement from the Defence Ministry (Mindef).
Monday, 1st April 2002
The COE Bidding was revised from a Close Bidding to an Open Bidding system. With open bidding, bidders could monitor via an Internet Portal that is managed by LTA. It will show the current COE prices and revise their own bid. Every month, half of the quota was allocated for open bidding and the other half for closed bidding.
Sunday, 10th March 2002
Almost 1,300 men and women took part in Singapore's biggest biathlon at Sentosa, doing a 1.5km swim followed by a 10km run. Pamela CHIA, 16, and Andrew Hirst, 36, emerged winners.
Tuesday, 26th February 2002
The 11th Asian Aerospace 2002 (AA2002) is a 6-day event, taking place from 26 February to 3 March 2002. 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.
Tuesday, 12th February 2002
Dr. Chee Soon Juan was fined S$3,000 for speaking at the Singapore's "Speakers' Corner" on 15 February 2002, which requires prior registration and where discussion about race and religion is prohibited. Dr. Chee was commenting about the suspension of three Muslim schoolgirls whose parents wanted them to wear headscarves in school. Dr. Chee commented that it is against the parents' personal choice to force their children not to wear headscarves. As a result of this conviction, Dr. Chee was ineligible for the 2006 general election.
Friday, 8th February 2002
The first MRT, Mass Rapid Transit, service to Changi Airport started on this day. The service allow passenger to travel to the city in less than 30 minutes. This improvement in infrastructure brings tourist into the city and helps to promote the accessibility to the airport. As the train service starts from about 5:30am, it adds convenience to the people who work at Changi.
Friday, 8th February 2002
Mr Ong Teng Cheong, Singapore’s fifth President and the first President to be popularly elected by the people, died. He is also the first President in Singapore not to have an artillery carriage at his funeral that was normally according to prominent statesmen in Singapore. During his term as President, he questioned his role and responsibilities. And also openly queried the national reserve in order to protect it.
Wednesday, 2nd January 2002
British expat Michael McCrea murdered his friends Kho Nai Guan and Susie Lan in his Orchard Towers apartment. The bodies were found in an abandoned car at Orchard Towers.
Tuesday, 1st January 2002
Sungei Buloh was officially gazetted as a nature reserve. Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve was officially renamed as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to better reflect its status. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve was also recognised as a site of international importance for migratory birds with Wetlands International presenting the reserve a certificate to mark its formal entry into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network, which include Australia's Kakadu National Park, China's Mai Po and Japan's Yatsu Tidal Flats.
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