China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park was founded on 26 February 1994, and formally broke ground on 12 May of the same year. Its major physical developer is China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co., Ltd (CSSD), a joint venture of the Chinese Consortium and Singapore Consortium.

 


 

On 26 February 1994, Singapore Broadcasting Corporation held the first Star Awards ceremony (红星大奖) to recognise Singapore’s television talents. In that first year, the only awards given out were ten Most Popular Male and Female Artistes awards and the Most Popular Newcomer award.

 


 


 

From 1992 to 1995, Nick Leeson, who had no formal training as a dealer, made unsupervised and unauthorized speculative trades on Singapore’s International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX). It caused the collapse of Barings Bank, UK’s oldest investment bank (founded in 1762). Leeson made use of a “five-eights account” (88888) to carry out the daring and risky trading, primarily on futures contracts. It eventually led to a loss of £827 million ($1.3 billion). Leeson fled Singapore on 23 February 1995, and Barings was declared insolvent on 26 February 1995. Leeson was arrested in Germany and extradited back to Singapore on 2 March 1995. He was sentenced to six and a half years in Prison in Singapore, but was released in 1999, having been diagnosed with colon cancer that he survived.

 


 

Yishun Community Library opened on 26 February 1998 and is located at Blk 290, Yishun Street 22, #03-401, Singapore 760290. It is the fourth rental library and the thirteenth community library to be opened by the National Library Board.