5. 6 January 1979-The Mu’rder of the Tan children
It was one of the most brutal homicides in the recent history of Singapore.
Four children of a Tan family, three boys and a girl aged between 5 and 10, were found murdered in their flat at Geylang Bahru district. They were cruelly slashed to death, with their bodies piled up in the bathroom. The case remains unsolved till this day with no suspects identified, no motives established and no weapons ever recovered.