Shocking Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965

Gold bar murders (1971)

Criminal Investigation Department officers inspecting the recovered gold bars. PHOTO: ST FILE

Two brothers and five other youths killed an import-export towkay and two of his employees for 120 gold bars, worth more than $500,000 at the time.

The case of Lim Ban Lim (1972)

Lim Ban Lim’s body covered with a tarpaulin after police were finally able to bring him down. WANBAO FILE PHOTO

The notorious gunman who engaged in Hollywood-style shootings with police met his end in a showdown at Margaret Drive. He had gained so much notoriety that after he was shot to death by police, 33 inmates escaped from a reformative training centre just to attend his funeral.

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