The Badminton Association Club House did not have the finances to support such a large project. However, with help from a building committee, the building fund eventually reached $6 million. Significant donations included $1 million from Tan Chin Tuan, then patron of the Association, $2 million from Ho Whye Chung, and $1 million from the Shaw Foundation. On 7 May 1986, the $5.5-million Badminton Association Club House, located next to the Badminton Hall, was officially opened by President Wee Kim Wee.



The Marine Division underwent a major restructuring and was renamed as the Police Coast Guard ("PCG") on 13 February 1993, given its expanded roles in marine security responsibilities and capabilities, including preventing the intrusion of illegal migrants and foreign government vessels, and the guarding of the Horsburgh Lighthouse on the disputed island of Pedra Branca in the Singapore Straits. The PCG officiated the reorganisation of its operations into three squadrons, namely the Interceptor Squadron, the Port Squadron and the Coastal Patrol Squadron on 7 May 1993 and launched the Special Task Squadron (STS) on 22 January 1997.





StarHub was awarded the licence to provide fixed network and mobile services on 7 May 1998, when the government announced that telecommunications sector in Singapore would be completely liberalised by 2002.