31 Dec '16, 8am

Think 2016 has been a rowdy year? 1986 was just as eventful for S’pore https://t.co/ZPsnJRaaL9

The end of another year is here, and it is time to look back on things that have come to pass. Looking back, you might find that 2016 wasn’t the rosiest of years to live through. But if you’re willing to look back 30 years, 1986 had its fair share of ups and downs for Singapore too. Here are just a few of the major events that occurred in 1986, thanks to a list compiled by Remembering Singapore . Recovering from Singapore’s first post-independence recession Singapore’s economy was slow in both 2016 and 1986. 1986 was a gloomy year that saw Singapore trying to recover from the economic recession that began in 1985. Source: NAS Source: NAS The government of the day was helmed by none other than founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew with Goh Chok Tong and Ong Teng Cheong as First and Second Deputy Prime Minister respectively. Lee Hsien Loong was the Minister of State for Defen...

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