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BT's most-read stories of 2015
From the passing of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew to the People's Action Party's landslide win in the General Election, 2015 has been an eventful year both in and out of the boardroom. We take a look back at the most-read stories and infographics on our site over this past Golden Jubilee year.
On March 23, Singaporeans woke up to the news that Lee Kuan Yew had passed away. In the days and weeks that followed, thousands of people from all walks of life paid their respects to the late prime minister at locations all around the country in an unprecedented outpouring of grief.
In a decisive victory for the People's Action Party, it garnered close to 70% of the votes (winning 83 of 89 Parliament seats).
This year's Budget was one that focused on building Singapore's future with the introduction of various schemes such as SkillsFuture, Silver Support; in addition to enhanced CPF savings and investing in economic and social infrastructure.
Top 5 infographics:
- The Singapore Budget explained
If you think the NIRC refers to your Identity Card number, our guide to the Budget will help clear things up.
- Lee Kuan Yew: Legacy in numbers
BT looks at the late Lee Kuan Yew's lasting legacy and his impact on Singapore.
- New bonds, old comforts
We help you make dollars and sense of the government's newly launched Singapore Savings Bonds.
Car buyers are still waiting for prices to fall even as the number of vehicle deregistrations is projected to rise next year.
- Still dark condos
One year after our photographers featured 10 completed condos that were visibly dark, they hit the streets again, snapping photos of the same projects at similar timings.