Looking back: The year in pictures

More than words

6 VICTORY HUG (far left) The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election afte
1 WAITING TO SEE MR LEE ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Historic, poignant, memorable, quirky - here are some images captured by Straits Times photojournalists to remember Singapore's Golden Jubilee year by

1 WAITING TO SEE MR LEE 

People queueing patiently at the Padang on the morning of March 26 for their turn to enter Parliament House to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who died on March 23. The tents providing shelter from the elements were put up by Singapore Armed Forces personnel. There was a special lane for the elderly, pregnant women, school children, families with young children, and people with special needs.


6 VICTORY HUG (far left) The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election afte
ST PHOTO: WANG HUIFEN

2 SEE YOU LATER, SON

Mr Guo Yang spending a quiet moment with his son Jeremy on Aug 1 just before they went into the operating theatre for a liver transplant. Jeremy, who was born with a life-threatening condition called biliary atresia, received part of his father's liver. Both are doing well.


6 VICTORY HUG (far left) The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election afte
ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

3 JUBILEE CHINGAY

Ms Tiara Adinda Sari, 22, dressed as "a tree of creativity" for her performance at Chingay 2015. She was part of Jember Fashion Carnaval, a 470-member contingent from Indonesia. The troupe is one of 19 groups from 15 countries and regions that took part in the SG50 edition of Singapore's annual street procession in February.


6 VICTORY HUG (far left) The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election afte
ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

4 BLACK KNIGHTS IN RED AND WHITE

The stunning topside red-and-white livery of the six F-16C Fighting Falcons of the Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights seen from an unusual angle during a rehearsal flight for the SG50 National Day Jubilee weekend celebrations in August.


6 VICTORY HUG (far left) The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election afte
ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

5 LIGHTING UP THE STADIUM 

Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad (in red) and his son Irfan preparing to run the final leg of the torch relay and light the cauldron during the 28th SEA Games opening ceremony at the National Stadium on June 5.


6 VICTORY HUG (far left) The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election afte
ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

6 VICTORY HUG

The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election after the results were announced.


6 VICTORY HUG (far left) The People's Action Party's Marine Parade GRC team - (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Mr Seah Kian Peng - celebrating their win in the Sept 11 General Election afte
ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

7 MAN, IT'S A KITE 

A kite in the shape of human legs silhouetted against the blazing sun at the Marina Barrage in June, when Singapore experienced an intense heatwave due to El Nino.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 31, 2015, with the headline 'More than words'. Print Edition | Subscribe