Shocking Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965

Andrew Road murders (1983)

Members of the Police Tactical Team outside retired businessman Robert Tay’s bungalow at Andrew Road on July 23, 1983.

Sek Kim Wah killed a retired businessman, his wife and their maid during a robbery, and would have killed two more if not for his reluctant accomplice. 

Nick Leeson, Rogue Trader (1995)

Leeson being escorted by Commercial Affairs Department officers as he clears immigration at Changi Airport after being extradited from Frankfurt. PHOTO: ST FILE

While based in Singapore, he brought down Britain’s oldest merchant bank Barings and created a worldwide financial scandal. He falsified accounts and trading records, racking up $2.2 billion in losses.

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