In 1873 the Jewish community bought a piece of land from government in Church Street now known as Waterloo Street. Maghain Aboth Synagogue, which translates to "Shield of our Fathers", was completed in 1878. A well was sunk for use as a mikvah (ritual bath). On 4 April 1878, the Maghain Aboth Synagogue was consecrated. Situated at Waterloo Street, it is the oldest synagogue in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

 


 

 

The Pondok Peranakan Gelam Club is a community club for the Bawean Malay community. Established on 4 April 1932, the organisation served as a communal home for Baweanese immigrants from the 1930s to the 1960s. Originally located at 64 Club Street, it moved to its current location at the Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre at 20 Upper Pickering Street in 2000. The National Heritage Board designated the original pondok building a historic site in 2000.

 

(Source: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/
SIP_1791_2011-03-02.html)

 


 

In 1940, due to overcrowding in central Singapore, many parishioners were relocated to stay in the suburbs. As the number of Catholics increased in the East, there was a pressing need to set up a Church. With the Japanese Occupation and post war recovery, development plans for our Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace was interrupted. However, with the perseverance of Father Dupoirieux and the prayers of many faithful, the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace was established on 4 April 1954.

 


 

The Singapore Indian Artistes' Association was formed in early 1970 as a result of the deliberations of a few Like-minded personalities in the field of Tamil drama with the primary aim of uniting all Tamil speaking Artistes under One roof and to further uplift Arts and Culture in Singapore. The first Annual General meeting was called on 4 April 1971 to elect a new Management Committee and to chart activities for the future.

 


 

4 April 1992 was a very special day for all members of ADSA - The Amateur Dance Sport Association (Singapore). Not only did Singapore become the first country in Asia to host the World Amateur Standard Dancesport Championship, they broke three records doing it. In 2002, the ADSA was renamed as the Singapore DanceSport Federation (SGDF), keeping in line with the other world bodies as a Federation.