The foundation stone of the Masonic Hall (on Coleman Street) in Singapore was laid on 14 April 1879 and the building was completed and consecrated in 1886. Designed by Architect Donald McLeod Craik, the two-storey grey building once had an imposing gate of black spikes. For many years, the locals called the building rumah hantu, meaning "haunted house" in Malay, as few knew of what happened in this exclusive clubhouse and people often thought "strange ceremonies" took place here. Non-members are only allowed on the ground floor where there is a bar, a dining room, a billiard table and a jackpot room. The area upstairs is known to the Freemasons as the Temple, and is used for gatherings and ceremonies which have been continuing for more than a hundred years.



The Ramakrishna Mission Boys' Home came into existence as a result of the Second World War in 1940. The Ramakrishna Mission Boys' Home, as we know it today, was opened in 1950, with its own spacious building. The period between 1943 and 1945 was the most trying period for the Mission. As the number of orphans increased, more dormitories were erected. On 14 April 1943, Mr.Mamoru Shinozaki from Koseika-Choof the Japanese Military Administration officiated at the opening of the Boys' Home which was the only such place for poor and orphan boys in Singapore at the time. Mr Shinozaki expressed high appreciation of the philanthropic attitude of the Ramakrishna Mission for playing a vital role in various relief measures.




Construction and property Company Low Keng Huat has clinched a $66.3 million contract – awarded by Perennial Real Estate Group – to give Chinatown Point a major renovation and face-lift in May 2011. It was set for completion by November 2012. Tan Sri Dato’ Low Keng Huat is a co-founder of the Company and its Chairman since its incorporation on 14 April 1969.



S.League – Singapore’s first professional soccer league – was initiated following the decision of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) to withdraw from the Malaysian Premier League and the Malaysia Cup in 1995. The FAS felt that the long-term interests of the sport in Singapore would be better served by developing its own national soccer league. The S.League was officially launched by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong to a 50,000-strong crowd at the National Stadium on 14 April 1996.