1994 in Singapore

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Incumbents

Events

  • 1 January
    • SBC-5 revamp the channel logo for a new look to become the full English channels to become news programmes of the broadcast after three weekday news programmes and two weekend news programmes.
      • The premiere of "News 5 Today (第5英語午間新聞)" is an English weekday noon news programmes on TCS-5 by the live telecast aired on Monday to Friday at 12:00 SST was launched on Monday, 3 January 1994.
      • The premiere of "News 5 at Seven (第5英語晚間新聞)" is an English flagship daily evening news programmes on TCS-5 by the live telecast aired on daily at 19:00 SST.
      • News in English was renamed as "News 5 Tonight (第5英語夜間新聞)" is an English flagship daily late night news programmes on TCS-5 by the live telecast aired daily at 22:30 SST.
    • Malay programmes were transferred from SBC-5 to SBC-12.
  • 1 February
  • 5 May – United States media reports on the caning incident of American teenager Michael P. Fay who was convicted for vandalism.
  • 21 May – A Singapore Police Force officer, Corporal Hoi Kim Heng, 24, dies after being stabbed in the neck during the attempted arrest of drug abuser Soh Loo Ban. His companion, Corporal Tan Huang Yee, recovers from his injuries.
  • 23 May – Corporal Tan Huang Yee is given a rare field promotion to the rank of sergeant, while Corporal Hoi Kim Heng is conferred the same award posthumously.
  • 29 May
    • SBC-8 revamp the channel logo for a new look.
    • The premiere of "News Brief in Mandarin (第8新聞簡報)" is a 10-minutes of the Chinese evening brief news programmes on TCS-8 by the live telecast aired on daily at 18:50 SST.
    • News in Chinese was renamed as "News in Mandarin (第8新聞聯播)" is a Chinese flagship daily late night news programmes on TCS-8 by the live telecast aired on daily at 22:00 SST.
  • 6 June – A Japanese tourist, Madam Fujii Isae, 49, is found murdered in her hotel room at the Oriental Hotel.
  • 9 June – The biggest single robbery to strike a private home occurs at a property in Bukit Timah, in which S$6 million worth of valuables were stolen. All five men involved in the armed robbery were subsequently arrested.
  • August - The premiere of "AM Singapore (英語早安新聞)" is an English flagship weekday breakfast programmes on TCS-5 by the live telecast aired on Monday to Friday at 07:00 SST.
  • 16 September – A sergeant with the Republic of Singapore Navy, Chong Peh Choong, 26, kills his three children aged between 3 and 10 before failing in his attempts to kill his wife and himself. He was jailed for life.
  • 23 September – Dutchman Johannes van Damme is executed for drugs trafficking.
  • 30 September - SBC was ceased transmission at midnight on Saturday, 1 October 1994 at 00:00:00 SST was renamed as Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS), Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12) it was launched on 1 October 1994.
  • 1 October - SBC was privatised into a new holding company's Singapore International Media (SIM) to own our television and radio form three companies such: Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS), Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12)..
  • 15 October – Madam Mona Koh, 46, a mamasan, survives two gunshot wounds at Katong People's Complex.
  • 30 November – Police officer Senior Staff Sergeant Boo Tiang Huat, 47, dies after sustaining an axe wound to the head while conducting routine vehicular inspection at Newton Road. He was given a field promotion to the rank of Station Inspector posthumously.
  • 1 December

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