#Asia What did Yahoo users in Singapore search for in 2015?

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Top search? Lee Kuan Yew’s passing

Image Credit: imtmphoto / Shutterstock

Image Credit: imtmphoto / Shutterstock

2015 seems to be a relatively normal year for Singapore, according to Yahoo’s annual Year in Review, which reveals the top searches and shares on the online platform.

Here are the Top 10 search trends of 2015 for Singapore:

1. Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s passing

싱가폴의 국부. Nation builder 정치적 멘토 영문이라 시간걸릴듯 #leekwanyew#singapore

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On the March 23, 2015, Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was announced to have passed away at the ripe old age of 91. His demise made international news, with world leaders like US President Barack Obama mourning the Lee’s death.  

2. The Haze

 

#singapore #haze #singaporehaze #hazeinsingapore …. its back – first time I want monsoon to start NOW A photo posted by Greg Ballesty (@greg.ballesty) on

Singapore, being situated in Southeast Asia, has been affected by long periods of haze caused by forest fires started in Indonesia. The capital-H Haze was so bad that some of the events at FINA Swimming World Cup held in Singapore were cancelled, due to health threats imposed by rising PSI levels.

3. Singapore GE 2015

Held once every four years, Singapore’s General Elections this year — the country’s 17th — has been an increasingly closely-watched affair for of-age citizens.

4. The SEA Games

 

Short for the Southeast Asian Games, the 28th SEA Games was hosted in Singapore this June 5 to 6. The last time Singapore hosted the SEA Games was in 1993, a good 22 years ago.

5. SG50

#SG50

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SG50 is a reference to Singapore and her citizens celebrating 50 years of independence. Many companies, like Kopitiam, for example, are commemorating by rolling out promotions and goodies for customers.

6. City Harvest Church

 

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