In 1913, Reverend FH Sullivan bought a plot of land at the junction of Telok Ayer Street and Cecil Street. There he set up a tent and held services there. Unfortunately a year later the tent collapsed. The church then moved to Fairfield Girls' School in Neil Road. Meanwhile a structure of wood and corrugated iron was built on the plot, and in 1915, services returned to Telok Ayer Street. In 1921, the church raised funds to erect a permanent building. Work thus began on the church building and the stone-laying ceremony, which was presided over by Bishop G. H. Bickley, took place on 19 January 1924. On 11 January 1925, the Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church was consecrated by Methodist Bishop Titus Lowe. Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church Building is located at 235 Telok Ayer Street, at the junction with Cecil Street in Singapore’s Central Business District.

 


 

 

The "Shoe King" landed in Singapore on 19 January 1932, there were only two people at the Seletar Air Base to meet him, his company manager for Malaya and a reporter from The Straits Times. "At every place in the East I have been I have seen thousands of people walking about without shoes," said Mr. Bata to the latter.

 


 

Toa Payoh housing estate was selected as the Games Village of the 7th Southeast Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games that was held in Singapore from 1 to 8 September 1973. The decision was announced by E. W. Barker, who was then president of the Singapore National Olympic Council, on 19 January 1973. Toa Payoh was chosen because of its close proximity to the National Stadium at Kallang, and also because its new sports complex was better equipped to meet the training needs of the athletes.

 


 

On 19 January 2001, Majulah Singapura was officially relaunched in the F-major key, as this was said to be a "grander and more inspiring arrangement" of the anthem. The Ministry of Information and the Arts (MITA, now the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)) took more than a year to produce the new version. Its main objective was to make the anthem more accessible to all Singaporeans.