Besides sports, the Straits Chinese Recreation Club (S.C.R.C.) (later renamed as the Singapore Chinese Recreation Club) also organized various community and fundraising activities. On 22 February 1896, the S.C.R.C. held its first annual Chinese New Year Sports on Hong Lim Green. Previous smaller scale Chinese New Year sporting activities were held at Telok Ayer from land loaned from the Straits Insurance Company. In order to raise funds for the repair of the clubhouse's roof, the S.C.R.C. staged the first drama production by the Straits Chinese community titled 'A Race for a Dinner' during the early 1900s. On 7 March 1913, two dramatic performances 'After the Battle' and a three-act comedy 'Mustapha' in the Malay language were performed at the Victoria Theatre in aid of the Chinese Red Cross Society in Shanghai.

 


 

A by-election was held on 7 March 1967 to fill vacancies in parliament caused by the resignations of Barisan Sosialis (BS) members of parliament (MPs) Tan Cheng Tiong (Jalan Kayu), Poh Ber Liak (Tampines), Ong Lian Teng (Bukit Panjang), Loh Miaw Gong (Havelock) and Koo Young (Thomson).

 


 

Association of Process Industry (ASPRI), previously known as Process Industry Contractors’ Association Singapore (PICAS) was established on 7 March 1996 with about 50 members. To date, it has grown more than seven folds to about 382 member companies. ASPRI, is a membership-based trade association that represents and actively promotes the interests of the Engineering Service Providers (ESPs) whom supports the process industry in the area of plant construction and maintenance. ASPRI works very closely with several key stakeholders {such as the process plant owners, government agencies and Institute of Higher Learning (IHLs)} to maintain a tripartite relationship with the aim to upgrade the ESPs’ capabilities (ASPRI members); which come from different disciplines and trades and have diverse areas of strengths; offer an extensive range of engineering services, including process design, process pipe fitting, mechanical works, electrical and instrumentation, plant civil works, metal scaffolding, thermal insulation/ refractory and etc.

 



Singapore Power's Senoko Gasworks was officially opened by Mr Lee Yock Suan, Minister of Trade & Industry and Second Minister for Finance on 7 March 1997. The completion of the Senoko Gasworks marks a new chapter in the development of piped gas industry in Singapore. Built at a cost of $240 million, the Senoko Gasworks has five cyclic and three continuous gasmaking plants with a daily production capacity of 1.6 million cubic metres. This is 45% more than the existing capacity at Kallang. Storage capacity has also increased by six-fold to 300,000 cubic metres thereby further enhancing the reliability of supply. With the completion of the Senoko Gasworks, the old gasworks at Kallang, which has been in operation since 1862 will be phased out by 1998.

 


 


Established on 4 March 1844, with six boarders and five day scholars, Raffles Girls' School (RGS) functioned as a moral development and vocational training class at the Singapore Institution. The school progressed as an educational institution which provided for both primary and secondary students. In 1928, RGS moved to a new building at Queen Street which was occupied by the Japanese during World War II. As the student intake expanded, the secondary section of RGS moved to Anderson Road in 1959 and the primary section to Holland Grove in 1979. Above photo is the original RGS School fence from Queen Street c. 1928, the commemorative plaque on the fence was officially unveiled by Brigadier-General (NS) George Yong Boon Yeo (the Minister for Information and the Arts and the Second Minister for Trade and Inudstry) and Mrs Jennifer Yeo on 7 March 1998.