During the planning stages of the MRT stations from 1979 to 1982, Tampines and Simei were labelled as Tampines North and Tampines South due to the similar township. Simei was renamed to its current name only in 1985.
Here's one interesting bus fact: the shortest bus service is Feeder 902. It runs 1.1km from Woodlands Temporary Interchange to Republic Polytechnic and only operates during the school term on weekdays morning!
The myth tells that the construction of MRT tunnels was detrimental to the nation as it would sever Singapore’s ‘dragon vein’. In Feng Shui, dragon vein refers to the mountain ranges that represent the prosperity of a nation; breaking the dragon vein would cause bad feng shui and calamity if not counteracted.
The history of Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple can be traced back to the early 1980s when statues of Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu deities were found lying along the coast near Loyang Way
In the late 1960s, an anti-long hair campaign was launched by the government of Singapore to in a bid to slow down the influence of the hippie culture which was deemed to be detrimental to the stability of the society.
The myth tells of a poor man named Badang who captured a water demon who have been stealing his fishes. In return for its release, the water demon granted Badang superhuman strengths.
Originally a swamp, Chinese medicine seller Sng Teow Koon bought over the land in 1956 and rented out small plots of it to families. By the 1960s, over 40 families have called this kampong home.
Istana Woodneuk is an abandoned mansion located along Tyersall Avenue. It entered the limelight in 2018 when it was revealed by Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, that one of the scenes was inspired by the mansion.
The nickname “Little Red Dot”, a reference to how Singapore is represented in the world map, was first coined by late President of Indonesia Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie in an article published in the Asian Wall Street Journal on August 4th, 1998.
Unbeknownst to many, the former grounds of Orchard Road and Paterson Road was once a huge Teochew cemetery called Tai Shan Ting.
The last change was made in 1982, when West Malaysia (GMT +7:30) moved their clocks ahead by half an hour to match East Malaysia (GMT+8).
Located atop the 26-storey high Lagoon View condominium stands the Bedok Lighthouse, Singapore’s first fully automated and unmanned lighthouse.