What A Year! A Look Back At Some Of The Most Memorable Moments Of 2022
Can you believe 2022 is almost over? To end off the year on a triumphant note, we look back at some of the most memorable moments we witnessed across the past year.
14 January: Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay
As the first of 8 full-scale floral displays at the Flower Dome in celebration of Gardens by the Bay's 10th anniversary, Dahlia Dreams certainly dazzled us with its impressive lantern displays and adorable tiger cubs.
11 February: "Beauty of Art" exhibition
"Beauty of Art" was an exhibition where youths with disabilities from Rainbow Centre recycled expired makeup from Shiseido to create sustainable (and gorgeous) art.
Two words: Baby panda. On this day, baby Le Le made his debut in River Wonders' Giant Panda Forest. Awww!
1 April: Land borders with Malaysia finally open
Thankfully, this was no April Fool's joke: We were finally able to travel across the Causeway again for makan at JB.
26 April: Major easing of Covid-19 rules
No more caps to group sizes, no more compulsory TraceTogether... just remember to use common sense and be safe!
20 June: Team SG set new records at World Para Swimming Championships 2022
Team SG made an exemplary showing at Portugal, bringing home two gold medals, one silver medal, six personal bests, two Championship Records and one Asian Record.
8 August: Singapore athletes achieve new heights at Commonwealth Games
- Badminton players Terry Hee and Jessica Tan became the first mixed-doubles pair to reach the finals at the Commonwealth Games and win, bringing home the gold medal.
- Table tennis player Feng Tianwei, the Singapore athlete who holds the record for most medals won (13 total, with 9 of those being gold), becomes the first Singaporean to be conferred the Outstanding Athlete Award at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
9 August: Final NDP at the Marina Bay Floating Platform
We bid farewell to the Marina Bay Floating Platform with the last National Day Parade to be hosted there. The Marina Bay Floating Platform is slated to close and be transformed into a new permanent venue called NS Square.
15 September: Happy birthday, Merlion!
Our beloved national icon, the Merlion, turned 50 this year. To celebrate its Golden Jubilee, the Singapore Tourism Board hosted a month-long birthday party with limited-edition F&B goodies, exclusive retail products, and an exciting line-up of activities paying tribute to our official mascot.
A thankfully false bomb threat aboard Singapore Airlines flight SQ33 shone the spotlight on how the RSAF is ever-ready to tackle air threats, with two fighter jets escorting SQ33 to a safe landing at Changi Airport.
15 November: Tasmanian Devils join the residents of Singapore Night Safari
Four feisty female Tasmanian Devils made their debut appearance on the Wallaby Trail at Singapore Night Safari, marking this carnivorous marsupial's first-ever appearance in Singapore.
16 November: Loh Kean Yew reaches BWF World Tour Finals
After a 26-minute victory at the Australia Open in Sydney, Sportsman of the Year Loh Kean Yew became the first Singaporean man to qualify for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals.
Enjoy lists and look-backs?
Be sure to also check out:
- our list of awesome Singaporeans who put Singapore on the world map in 2022
- our list of very inspiring stories related to National Service and defence which we reported on in 2022
- our favourite video games of 2022
- what Google's Year In Search reveals about Singaporeans
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