The Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) was formed on 18 August 1969.



Community Development Councils (CDCs) are umbrella grassroots bodies created to coordinate and lead smaller grassroots organisations such as the Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs), the Community Centre Management Committees (CCMCs) and the Residents’ Committees (RCs). The concept of CDCs was first mooted by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in his 1996 National Day rally speech delivered on 18 August 1996. As Goh pointed out in his speech, the main objective of CDCs is to strengthen bonding and enhance social cohesion within local communities.



Prior to 1991, the President was appointed by Parliament and had a largely ceremonial role. With the 1991 amendment, the President was to be elected by the citizens of Singapore. President S R Nathan was elected on 18 August 1999, took over from Ong Teng Cheong. He was re-elected on 17 August 2005 for a second term of office.



On 18 August 2001, after 24 years at Phoenix Park, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) moved to New Phoenix Park at 28 Irrawaddy Road. MHA brought the word "Phoenix" over to its new home from Tanglin. The Phoenix was the emblem chosen by Lord Louis Mountbatten on his appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander of the South East Asia Command during the Second World War. New Phoenix Park still houses the headquarters of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Police and the Internal Security Department (ISD) today.



I Not Stupid (小孩不笨) is a 2002 Singaporean comedy film about the lives, struggles, and adventures of three Primary 6 pupils who are placed in the academically inferior EM3 stream. Written and directed by Jack Neo, and produced by MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, the movie stars Xiang Yun, Richard Low, Selena Tan, Shawn Lee, Huang Po Ju and Joshua Ang. Despite its political satire, the film received a positive response from the government of Singapore. Goh Chok Tong, then Prime Minister of Singapore, commended Jack Neo's creative talent during his National Day Rally address on 18 August 2002.





On 18 August 2005, in a first for Singapore, police arrested three people, including a 16-year old student, for having at least 20,000 MP3 music files “intended for distribution” over a chat channel on the Internet. This follows Singapore’s toughened copyright laws against online piracy that came into effect in 2005.




Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled SG50 commemorative notes on 18 August 2015.