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BT's most-read stories of 2015

We take a look back at the most-read stories and infographics on our site over this past Golden Jubilee year.


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.

Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015

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.

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General Election 2015

In a decisive victory for the People's Action Party, it garnered close to 70% of the votes (winning 83 of 89 Parliament seats).

Budget 2015

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.

BT BLOG: New Singtel tagline sparks grammar apocalypse

The jury's still out on whether Singtel is actually making everyday better but it sure made one person's day better as our resident Miss Ann Thrope sharpens her wit on the telco's new tagline.

Each DBS employee to receive S$1,000 for SG50

The God of Wealth must have been on the DBS board as the bank forked out a cool S$18 million in ang pows to its staff.

OCBC tightens terms for 3% interest account

OCBC revised the terms of its popular 360 savings account a year after launching it to much fanfare.

Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages to shut Tuas plant; commits US$100m investment

The fizz goes out of Coca-Cola's Tuas plant as the soft drinks giant moves bottling operations to Malaysia.

SATURDAY SOAPBOX: Living in the now

A BT reporter pays tribute to the teacher who died while bravely trying to protect his students when an earthquake jolted Mt Kinabalu.

CEO CONVERSATIONS: A pioneering investor in Singapore

We speak with ExxonMobil's Asia-Pac chairman about the oil major's plans in Singapore and its contribution to the country's economic growth.

Developers face hefty extension charges over unsold units

Unsold condo units are proving a headache for developers as they face millions of dollars in extension fees.

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.
  • Carmageddon
    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.