Sir Thomas de Multon Lee Braddell was Attorney-General of the Straits Settlements and Chief Judicial Commissioner of the Federated Malay States. His father Thomas Braddell was the first Attorney-General, and his eldest son Roland St. John Braddell was joint editor of One Hundred Years of Singapore. Thomas Multon Lee Braddell was educated at Brighton College and Worcester College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar by the Society of the Inner Temple on 25 June 1879, and to the Straits Bar on 5 January 1880. Braddell started off his career by practising at his father's law firm before setting up his own with younger brother Robert Wallace Glen Lee Braddell. (The firm was appropriately named Braddell Brothers, and still exists today - Photo) Braddell was actively involved in amateur theatricals. Reportedly a talented actor in his younger days, he made his debut on the Singapore stage as Nogo Dumps in ‘D'ye know me now?’



Wee Chong Jin was the first Singaporean and Asian to head Singapores Supreme Court Judiciary when he was appointed Chief Justice in 1963. As Chief Justice, until he retired in 1990, he held the record for being the longest serving Chief Justice in the Commonwealth. A man of many achievements, he was conferred the honorary doctorate in civil law from Oxford University in 1987. Wee Chong Jin came back to Singapore after the war in 1946 and returned to his previous firm but he was declined by the other partners the position of junior partner, except for David Keri Walters. On 5 January 1963, Wee Chong Jin was sworn into office to become Singapore's first Asian Chief Justice to replace Sir Alan Rose and at the age of forty-four, he was the youngest to achieve that position.



A*STAR’s predecessor, the National Science and Technology Board, was formed following the introduction of the National Science and Technology Board Bill in parliament in October 1990 and the enactment of the National Science and Technology Board Act the following month. On 5 January 2002, it was announced that the board had been reorganised and renamed the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The main focus of the agency was to develop the fields of science, engineering and biomedicine in Singapore.



On 5 January 2010, Phase 1 of Resorts World Sentosa - Singapore's First Integrated Resort - including Hard Rock Hotel Singapore and Festive Hotel opened.




Founded in the 1920s, Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple is one of the oldest Thai Theravada Buddhist temples in Singapore. Originally situated at 83 Silat Road, it was renovated once in 1953 under the then abbot Venerable Phra Rajayankavee, with further renovations as well as new constructions between 1975 and 1997 under the present-day abbot Venerable Chao Khun Phra Tepsiddhivides. In the 21st century the monastery underwent a major construction exercise which concluded with a brand new building at 50B Jalan Bukit Merah in 2014. On 5 January 2014, the new extension were officially opened by Indranee Rajah. The new building features a dhamma hall, mediation hall, cultural centre (museum), conference room, dining hall, rest area, Sunday classroom and the monks' abode.