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2011 in Singapore

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The following lists events that happened during 2011 in the Republic of Singapore.

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Events

Below, events for the 2011 Singaporean general election and 2011 Singaporean presidential election have the "SGE" and "SPE" prefixes, respectively.

January

  • 1 January –
    • The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority implements the registration of double-barrelled race options for Singaporean children born to parents of different races.[1]
    • The National Population and Talent Division was formed to formulate immigration policies in Singapore.
  • 2 January – The Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) 2010 and Coroners Act 2010 come into force.
  • 8 January – The Ministry of National Development launches the "Remaking Our Heartland" plans at Hougang, with the vision "Colours of Hougang – Enriching and Engaging".
  • 11 January –
    • Four new MRT stations for Tuas West Extension are announced (up from the initial three stations), which will be ready by 2016. In addition, a new road viaduct will be integrated with the MRT extension, along with the expansion of the future Tuas depot to cater for the extension. There will be 13 new trains for the East West MRT line and 16 new trains for the Circle MRT line to cater for future demand.[2]
    • New laws are passed to set the re-employment age at 65.[3]
  • 15 January – The Ministry of National Development launches the "Remaking Our Heartland" plans at East Coast, with the vision "Gateway to the East Coast".
  • 19 January – The Land Transport Authority announces the northern alignment of the North-South Expressway (now North-South Corridor).[4][5]
  • 21 January – The revised Telecom Competition Code is enforced.
  • 22 January – The Ministry of National Development launches the "Remaking Our Heartland" plans at Jurong Lake District.
  • 23 January – Woodlands Waterfront officially opens.
  • 26 January – The first satellite blood collection centre opens in Woodlands.[6]
  • 28 January – The inaugural grand draw of Changi Millionaire, entitled Be a Changi Millionaire, which hosted by Singapore Changi Airport, was held; former Singaporean Perfect 10 DJ (now 987FM) Ivan Rantung became the inaugural winner of the S$1 million grand prize. Earlier, Rantung was qualified for the grand draw on October through a purchase of a Canon DSLR camera.[7]
  • 29 January – The Sentosa Boardwalk officially opens.[8][9]
  • 30 January – Heavy and intense downpour causes flash floods around Singapore.
  • 30 January to 6 February – Team Singapore participates in the 2011 Asian Winter Games held in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

February

March

April

May

June

Woodleigh MRT station

July

  • 1 July –
  • 3 July – The Serangoon and Punggol Reservoirs are completed.[43]
  • 4 July – The Design, Build and Sell Scheme is scrapped after complaints of high prices. However, existing DBSS projects will continue. By the end of this scheme, 13 such projects were developed.[44]
  • 15 July –
    • A new television rating, PG13 (an enhanced version of Parental Guidance but specialized for 13-year-old audience) takes effect, along with standardised colours (green circles as advisory ratings, orange boxes as age-restricted ratings).[45] In addition, internet service providers (ISPs) will have to promote internet filtering services from September, with StarHub the first to launch its mobile filtering service, SafeShield Mobile.[46][47][48]
    • SPE: Former Singapore Democratic Party member Tan Jee Say announced his candidacy.
    • The School of The Arts' new campus is officially opened.[49]
  • 18 July – Vision 2030 is launched to improve sports in Singapore, which includes a sports masterplan which will be released in 2012.[50]

August

  • 1 August – Pay television cross carriage takes effect.[51]
  • 3 August – SPE: The Writ of Election for the Presidential Election was released, and the application for the Certificate of Eligibility closed three days later.
  • 8 August – The curry dispute was made public.[52]
  • 11 August – SPE: Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Jee Say, Tony Tan and Tan Kin Lian, were awarded Certificates of Eligibility from the committee; all four candidates confirmed their nominations during the nomination day on 17 August, six days later.
  • 13 to 19 August – The inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic Festival.
  • 27 August – SPE: Polling Day for the 2011 presidential election.
    • Vote counting was prolonged until 4:23 am as a vote recount was initiated by Tan Cheng Bock, due to a 2%-margin between the top two candidates.
    • Tony Tan won the election by a vote share of 35.20% or 744,397 votes (excluding 1,296 overseas votes); Tan Cheng Bock finished second with a vote share of 34.85% or 737,128 votes (excluding 1,183 overseas votes).
    • Tan Kin Lian garnered only a 4.91% share of votes, or 104,095 votes (excluding 164 overseas votes), and forfeited his S$48,000 deposit. Earlier on, he conceded at about 10:30 pm citing that he might not be able to return his deposit but the experience of running the race has been useful, and hinted that the elections "will be a tough fight between the top two candidate(s)".
  • 29 August – SBS Transit is appointed the operator of the Downtown MRT line after winning the bid. This is the first MRT line to be run under the New Rail Financing Framework, where the Land Transport Authority owns the line, with the operator given a 15-year licence.[53]
  • 31 August –

September

  • 1 September –
  • 3 September –
  • 12 September –
    • 3 special education schools will expand.[57]
    • The Bukit Brown Road (now Lornie Highway) was announced to relieve congestion on Lornie Road, completed on 19 April 2019. The announcement attracted strong attention from heritage groups after graves are required for exhumation.[58]
  • 28 September – The Public Hygiene Council is formed in an effort to keep Singapore clean.

October

November

December

Deaths

  • 13 April – Leong Yoon Pin – Composer (b. 1931).[77]
  • 8 June – Nasir Jalil – Footballer (b. 1955).[78]
  • 9 July – Lee Kip Lin – Architect, professor, author (b. 1925).[79]
  • 3 August – Li Lienfung – Prolific writer (b. 1923).[80]
  • 31 August – Paul Abisheganaden – Musician (b. 1914).[81]
  • 28 September – Ridzwan Dzafir – Civil servant, economic pioneer (b. 1927).[82]
  • 29 October – Tan Eng Joo – Rubber industry leader (b. 1919).[83]
  • 7 December – Teresa Hsu – Social worker (b. 1898).[84]

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