G. R. Lambert & Co., a photographic studio, was established by Gustave Richard Lambert on 10 April 1867 at 1 High Street.

 


 

The Singapore Railway line is the southernmost segment in the West Coast Line of what first began as the Malayan Railway, now known as KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) Berhad, a Malaysian corporation wholly-owned by the Malaysian Government. The terminus in Singapore is the Tanjong Pagar Station. Plans to build a railway line through Singapore primarily to service the New Harbour were tabled as early as 1869. The project, fraught with politics, only saw approval in 1899 after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith had raised the need in an 1889 Legislative council meeting. Works were initiated with the ceremony of cutting of the first sod in 16 April 1900. Mr C. E. Spooner, the General Manager of the Federated Malay States Railway, was appointed the supervisor of the project. Costing a total of $1,967,495, the Singapore-Kranji Railway line running from Tank Road to Kranji was finally completed in 1903. Opened in two phases, the first section was launched on 1 January 1903. It ran from Tank Road to Bukit Timah and consisted of four stations along the line: Singapore, Newton, Cluny and Bukit Timah. The second section, which extended the line to Woodlands, was completed three months later when the Woodlands station was opened for use on 10 April 1903. Soon after, work began on an extension of the railway line to the wharves. The extension was completed and opened to the public on 21 January 1907. With the extension, the stations along the railway line now consisted of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Holland Road, Cluny Road, Newton, Tank Road, Borneo Wharf and Pasir Panjang.

 


 

On 10 April 1943, tickets for the Konan Saiken, a lottery held by the Japanese and Singapore's first-ever state lottery, went on sale.

 


 

In 1951, the number of elected members to the Legislative Council was increased to nine. The electorate was also expanded to include British protected subjects born in Malaya, Sarawak, Brunei and British North Borneo. The election on 10 April 1951 saw the SPP taking the majority with its win of six seats. The Singapore Labour Party (SLP) won two seats, while the last seat went to independent candidate Vilasini Menon, who became the first woman to be elected into the Legislative Council.

 

(Source: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/
articles/SIP_549_2004-12-28.html)

 


 

 

Malabar Mosque, known as the Golden Dome Mosque is situated at the corner between Victoria Street and Jalan Sultan. After some period the Malabar Muslim Jama-ath with the help of the Malabar Muslims had a plan to build a mosque at Victoria Street. With this plan in mind, a stone laying ceremony was held on 10 April 1956 by the Mufti of Johor, Tuan Syed Alwi Adnan who had represented the Sultan Ibrahim bin Abu Bakar of Johor.