2011 in Singapore

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



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


  • 1 January - The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority implements the registration of double-barrelled race options for Singaporean children born to parents of different races.
  • 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 - The Land Transport Authority announces four new MRT stations for Tuas West Extension which will be ready by 2016.
  • 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 building of a new expressway, North-South Expressway. The expressway has since been renamed to the North-South Corridor, which will be completed in 2026.
  • 21 January - The revised Telecom Competition Code was enforced.
  • 22 January - The Ministry of National Development launches the "Remaking Our Heartland" plans at Jurong Lake District.
  • 23 January - Woodlands Waterfront officially opens.
  • 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.[1]
  • 29 January - The Sentosa Boardwalk opens.
  • 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.








  • 1 August - Pay television cross carriage begins.
  • 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.
  • 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 4.23am 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 10.30pm 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)".
  • 31 August -


  • 1 September - SPE: Tony Tan, who won the presidential election prior, was sworn in as Singapore's seventh President.



  • 8 November - Asia Square Tower 1 opened.
  • 13 to 20 November - The 20th World Orchid Conference held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
  • 14 November - The Flower Dome of the Gardens by the Bay opened to the public for a week-long preview.
  • 26 November - Clementi Bus Interchange opens as the 6th air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore. With amendment of bus routes, SBS Transit service 284M was withdrawn.


  • 14 to 18 December - A major disruption for the MRT, one of the worst disruptions in Singapore's history, which include:
    • 14 December - Circle MRT Line partially disrupted for six hours.
    • 15 December - North South MRT Line partially disrupted for four hours.
    • 17 December - North South MRT Line partially disrupted for seven hours; the following day, this and East West MRT Line begin operation at 10 am. East West MRT Line resumed operations at 11am and North South MRT Line resumed operations at 12pm.



  1. ^ http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/media-centre/newsroom.html#/pressreleases/former-radio-dj-ivan-rantung-made-a-millionaire-at-changi-airport-595501
  2. ^ "Heng Swee Keat to be appointed Deputy Prime Minister; DPMs Teo Chee Hean and Tharman to become Senior Ministers". The Straits Times. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Two new reservoirs help boost Singapore's water supply". Asiaone. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Opening of Punggol Waterway, 23 October 2011 at Punggol Waterway". Prime Minister's Office, Singapore. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  5. ^ Lim, David (5 August 2011). "Bilingual writer Li Lienfung dies at 88". Asia One. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
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