Year 2006

Plant Nuseries Along Thomson Road Flooded

Thursday, 21st December 2006

These nurseries were sited in what is regarded as the lowest lying part of the 355,220 sq ft nursery cluster. Nearest to the overflowing MacRitchie Reservoir, it bore the full brunt of flood waters last Tuesday. The nursery sells mostly wholesale flowers and garden supplies to high-end offices. The flood water was waist-deep, submerging nurseries along Thomson Road and paralysing cars, vans and lorries.

One-Eyed Dragon Admitted Shoting Nightclub Owner

Saturday, 2nd December 2006

Tan Chor Lin, nicknamed “One-Eyed Dragon” shot nightclub owner Lim Hock Soon five times in Serangoon. He was sentenced to death.

SAF To Acquire 96 Refurbished Leopard Tank

Friday, 1st December 2006

MINDEF announced the SAF's decision to acquire 96 refurbished Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) and supporting equipment from the German Armed Forces.

Jack Neo conferred the Cultural Medallion

Friday, 20th October 2006

Jack Neo (PBM) was presented Singapore's Cultural Medallion. The Cultural Medallion is a Singapore cultural award conferred to those who have achieved artistic excellence in dance, theatre, literature, music, photography, art and film.

HDB First DBSS Flats Launched

Sunday, 1st October 2006

The Premiere with eight 17-storey blocks is the Housing Board's first privately developed flat under its Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS). There were two-, four- and five-room flats on offer at prices from $138,000 (500 sq. ft.) to $450,000 (1,200 sq. ft.) at that time. But unlike a condo, Premiere at Tampines does not have facilities such as a gym, tennis courts or a swimming pool. The project was an instant hit, with 5,914 applications pouring in over just two weeks.

RSAF Trainer Aircraft Over Ran Runway In Australia

Thursday, 28th September 2006

A RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S.211 jet trainer aircraft based in RAAF Pearce over ran the runway at RAAF Gingin.

MRT North East Line Down

Monday, 24th July 2006

Passengers on board a NEL train headed for HarbourFront MRT Station were evacuated after it stalled in the tunnel due to a loss of traction power around 12:45 p.m. The service was restored seven hours later.

ACCS Executives Jailed For Fraud

Saturday, 22nd July 2006

Victor Tan Hor Peow, founder and former chief executive of Accord Customer Care Solutions (ACCS) was sentenced to four years and three months in prison for his role in an elaborate scam to falsely boost the company's income by millions of dollars and cheat its customer, Nokia Singapore (mobile-phone manufacturer) for fictitious repair services. Tan had pleaded guilty to 21 charges for cheating Nokia, fraud and false financial reporting. The ACCS's former general manager, Damien Ang, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for similar charges. ACCS' former financial chief, Yip Hwai Chong Yip, who was jailed four years and four months.

PAP Won 2006 General Election

Saturday, 6th May 2006

Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 2006 General Election. It was the 10th General Election in Singapore since independence.

TT Durai Arrested

Monday, 17th April 2006

Durai was arrested and was later out on bail.  He was charged under the Prevention of Corruptions Act by the Police. He was to stand for trial with other members of the old National Kidney Foundation Board of Directors. In the trail, he has also agreed to pay back S$4 million to the new NKF.

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