Joseph Christiaens (1879 - 1919), the man who flew the first airplane in Singapore 100 years ago, demonstrated a Bristol Box-Kite biplane at the old Race Course (now Farrer Park) on 16 March 1911, on a humid afternoon and it was a flight demonstration at the first aviation meet held in Singapore. It was a flight demonstration at the first aviation meet held in Singapore. The Box-kite, a modified version of the early Henri Farman biplane, was built in 1910 by British and Colonial Aeroplane Company (British’s first aircraft factory in Bristol, later known as Bristol Aeroplane Company). In 2011 will be the centennial of Singapore aviation.



The United Front is a political party in Singapore that was formed on 16 March 1973 by a splinter group from the Workers' Party led by Seow Khee Leng (former Assistant Secretary-General of WP, 1971–1972). The United Front contested three consecutive elections (1976 general election, 1979 by-election and 1980 general election) before being renamed the Singapore United Front on 5 March 1982, and contested again in the 1984 general election. SUF chief Seow Khee Leng was then sued by Lee Kuan Yew and the ruling PAP government over defamatory remarks made at two rally speeches that Lee and his cabinet were guilty of corruption.






Lianhe Zaobao is the flagship Chinese daily in Singapore, established since 16 March 1983, following the merger of two established Chinese newspapers, Nanyang Siang Pau and Sin Chew Jit Poh, which dates back to 1923. With its strong history, Lianhe Zaobao is the most-read Chinese newspaper in Singapore and a trusted information source for the Chinese-speaking community.