Scotts Road host distinctive buildings like the old Lido Cinema and Shaw House which was officially declared opened on 22 November 1958. Before this building was constructed, the plot at which it stood on was vacant with only an Esso patrol station. The land was part of Grant No. 23 from the East India Company to William Scott on 2 April 1845. The old Lido has since been renovated into the current 22-storey Shaw House (Lido Theatre) that opened in 1993 after three years of reconstruction. Another post-war oldie that however did not survive was the Tropicana, Singapores first theatre restaurant and nightclub, and it stood where Pacific Plaza, a retail-cum-office block, is today.

 


 

A significant event for Department of Statistics Singapore was on 2 April 1871, Census Day of the Straits Settlements of Singapore, when the first census of population was taken.

 


 

Singapore Airlines began with the incorporation of Malayan Airways Limited (MAL) on 1 May 1947, by the Ocean Steamship Company of Liverpool, the Straits Steamship Company of Singapore and Imperial Airways. The airline's first flight was a chartered flight from the British Straits Settlement of Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on 2 April 1947 using an Airspeed Consul twin-engined aircraft.

 



The 1949 Municipal Commission election was held on 2 April 1949 to elect 18 of the 27 members of the Municipal Commission. The commission, which was later renamed the City Council in 1951, was the local authority within the city area. It was in charge of Singapore’s municipal services such as sanitation, health, water and roads. The Municipal Commission election was a political milestone in Singapore’s journey to self-government as it was the first time a public institution was installed with a popularly elected majority. This election was the result of the enactment of the Municipal Elections Ordinance in 1948.

 

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The 1955 Legislative Assembly general election was held on 2 April 1955 to elect 25 out of the 32 members in the Legislative Assembly. It was a landmark election as it marked the first time that a majority of legislators in Singapore were elected by popular ballot rather than appointed by the British colonial authorities. The election was held under the Rendel Constitution, which sought to prepare Singapore for eventual self-government by enlarging the electoral roll and increasing the number of elected legislators.

 

(Source: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/
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The Jurong Entertainment Centre was a shopping centre, opened in 1993 and closed and demolished began in 2008. It had a net lettable retail floor area of 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2), and featured Fuji Ice Palace, one of the only two ice rinks in Singapore. In 2000, it was converted into a cineplex, with a total of six screens, operated by the Shaw Organisation. On 21 May 2010, CapitaMall Trust held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new mall, named JCube, on the site of the former Jurong Entertainment Centre. It houses Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice skating rink measuring 60m x 30m with a 460-seat gallery for spectators. JCube started welcoming shoppers on 2 April 2012.

 


 

The first nature park in Singapore to have separate hiking and biking trails was opened on Saturday, 2 April 2016. Chestnut Nature Park is located next to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the park has a biking trail of 1.6km and a hiking trail of 2.1km. When the northern portion of the park is completed, both trails will be between 5km and 6km each. All 81 hectares of the Chestnut Nature Park will be open to the public when the second phase is completed by the end of the 2016 year.