2018 in Singapore

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Events in the year 2018 in Singapore.




  • 26 March - Uber declared to withdraw from Southeast Asia to end a war of attrition with a fierce local rival and has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab. Under the agreement, Grab will acquire all of Uber's operations in a region of 620 million people, including food delivery service UberEats. [1]



  • 25 June - oBike ceases operations in Singapore. 2 more shared bike operators follow suit after introduction of strict rules.[4]


  • 4 July - Personal particulars of some 1.5 million SingHealth patients were illegally accessed and copied in one of the largest cyber-attack to occur in Singapore. Also, outpatient medication data of some 160,000 patients was compromised, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was specifically targeted by hackers. The data breach was confirmed on 10 July and announced by the Ministry of Health on 20 July.[6]


  • 18 September - Island-wide blackout struck Singapore at 1:29am. SP Group responsible for supplying electricity reported that the power outage lasted 38 minutes affecting 146,797 households and businesses at Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Jurong, Pandan Loop, Aljunied, Geylang, Tanjong Rhu, Mountbatten, Kembangan, Bedok, East Coast, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Mandai, Admiralty, Sembawang and Woodlands. It added that preliminary investigation revealed that the failure stemmed from partial loss of supply from two power generation units.[7]





  1. ^ "Uber sells South East Asia business to Grab". BBC News. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Jurong Region Line, Singapore's 7th MRT line, to open in three phases from 2026". The Straits Times. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "PM Lee congratulates Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un on successful conclusion of summit". Channel NewsAsia. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "oBike stops operations in Singapore, cites difficulties meeting new LTA regulations". Channel NewsAsia. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Singapore opens third desalination plant in Tuas". The Straits Times. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  6. ^ https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/20/asia/singapore-hack-intl/index.html
  7. ^ https://sg.news.yahoo.com/blackout-hits-large-parts-singapore-wee-hours-tuesday-185130445.html
  8. ^ "Deadline for end of analogue TV broadcast extended to end-2018: IMDA". Channel NewsAsia. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "Football: Fandi Ahmad leads tributes for local football legend Majid Ariff". straitstimes.com. Retrieved 10 February 2018. 
  10. ^ Veteran political cartoonist Morgan Chua dies at 68
  11. ^ "Old Guard minister Jek Yeun Thong dies at 88; 'a deep loss to the nation', says PM Leewebsite = todayonline.com". Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
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