The streets of Singapore were first lit on 1 April 1824. The Kallang Gas Works was built in 1862 to provide gas for street lighting, initiating the first piped gas supply in Singapore. Gas lamps were first used to light the streets on 24 May 1864. Gas generated by the Kallang Gas Works was used mainly for street lighting until 1930. A pumping station was installed in 1878 and electric lighting was first introduced in the city of Singapore on 6 March 1906. At its peak, there were more than 4,000 public gas lights for street lighting until almost half were destroyed during the Japanese occupation. The last gas-fuelled street lamp was extinguished in 1956.

 


 

 

Raffles Hotel was built in 1899 by the architect Swan & McClaren. Founded by Martin, Tigran & Arshak Sarkies. Guests include Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Ava Gardner and Michael Jackson. It is also the home of the Singapore Sling. Raffles Hotel was gazetted as a national monument on 6 March 1987.

 


 

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) is a Singapore political party that was formed following its official registration on 6 March 1987.

 


 

Opening of Cheng San Community Library on 6 March 1997.