The Race Course (Farrer Park), meant for golf and horse racing, was the only available landing ground in Singapore then until the construction of Seletar Airport. The Race Course also witnessed the arrival of the British Royal Air Force for the first time on 20 April 1924.



The Straits Settlements Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (SSRNVR) was established in Singapore on 20 April 1934.




Singapore Flying College Pte Ltd, established in 20 April 1988, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. The College is an approved Flight Training Organisation by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).



UOB Life was incorporated in Singapore on 20 April 1990, providing a comprehensive range of life assurance products to meet our customers’ needs for protection, savings, investment and retirement. These products are distributed through bancassurance, independent financial advisers and direct channels.


Following the announcement by Minister Mah Bow Tan, on the gazettement of Sungei Buloh, the reserve is given a new lease of life. As of 20 April 2002, thier new name is Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.



Pasir Panjang Wholesale Market (PPWM) was closed on 20 April 2003 for a period of 10 days due to SARS. It has been decided that the closure of PPWM will be extended for another five days till Sunday 4 May. During this period, nurses will visit those on home quarantine orders to check that they and their family members have no fever and other symptoms. This is an extra precaution to ensure that all those involved are well when the quarantine is lifted. This cautious approach is necessary because of the large number of people involved.



On 20 April 2004, a catastrophic cut and cover tunnel collapse occurred along a section of Nicoll Highway, where the new Circle MRT line was under construction. 4 workers were killed.