1982 in Singapore
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- 1 January – The time zone in Singapore has changed to GMT+08:00 and it has not changed since.
- 2 January – The metric system of weights and measures is introduced, replacing the Imperial units
- The Courtesy Campaign and the Civil Defence Programme are launched.
20 to 24 March – The first Festival of Dance (which was the early form of the current Singapore Arts Festival) was held from 20 to 24 March 1982 at the Victoria Theatre.
- Ang Peng Siong was ranked world's No.1 in 1982 for clocking 22.69s in the 50m freestyle during the US Nationals and was named the World's Fastest Swimmer for 1982 by Swimming World magazine.
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- 29 October 1982 — Lim Yong Liang, one of the most prominent names in Singapore football history.
- 2 June 1982 — Lancelot Maurice Pennefather, famous sportsman of various sport.