Following independence on 9 August 1965, Singapore took over its own postal functions in stages and was admitted to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) on 8 January 1966. The Singapore Postal Services Department became a fully autonomous body on 1 January 1967.



Ground Breaking Service was held at Chai Chee on 8 January 1994, and the Bethesda Cathdral building cost was $5 million.



A cover of My Paper dated 3 September 2009


My Paper was first published on 1 June 2006 and was the first free Chinese-language newspaper in Singapore. It started with a daily circulation of 100,000 copies and was initially published from Tuesdays to Saturdays. On 8 January 2008, My Paper was relaunched as the first full-fledged bilingual newspaper in Singapore. Singapore Press Holdings announced in October 2016 that My Paper and The New Paper (TNP) will combine to form a revamped TNP that will be distributed free from December 2016.


- Chew Hui Min. 'My Paper to merge with The New Paper' My Paper, 18 October 2016, A2.



On 8 January 2011, The Ministry of National Development launches the "Remaking Our Heartland" plans at Hougang, with the vision "Colours of Hougang - Enriching and Engaging".