Some sources cite the formation year of the Singapore Polo Club as 1899 (instead of 1886), in which case the specific date of formation is probably the day the first game of the newly revived club was played, i.e. 16 February 1899. The game was played at the racecourse of the Singapore Sporting Club, which had earlier agreed to allow polo to be played on its race grounds at what is now Farrer Park. In the early years of polo's existence in the colony, the game had its share of royal patronage. One royal visit was from the Duke of York on 25 April 1901.

 


 


This barrister's wig currently displayed in Singapore's Peranakan Museum, was made from horsehair, belonged to Ms Kwa Geok Choo. She was a Queen's Scholar, and the first Asian woman to be awarded a first class Honours degree at Girton College, University of Cambridge.

 

Sir Walter Sidney Shaw was a British lawyer and judge in the early 20th century. He served as a judge in a number of British colonies, his last judicial appointment being the Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements (1921-1925). When Shaw came to Singapore he introduced the custom of wearing a wig in court. Upon his retirement, he explained that it was "not because I have any desire to attire myself in fancy costume, or because I wished to give myself any special personal importance, but because I think that it tends to remind, not only the public and the Bar, but even the judge himself, that he is a representative of that very illustrious body of men – the English judges, who have done so much to establish and maintain the freedom of the English people". Shaw died at his home, Fenners, in Wimborne, Dorset, UK, on 25 April 1937.

 

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Shaw_
%28judge%29)

 


 

The Tanglin Club, located off Stevens Road, is one of the most prominent and prestigious social clubs in Singapore. The Club was founded in 1865. The construction of a new four-storey clubhouse was carried out in phases since September 1977 and was completed in March 1981. On 14 March 1981, members bade farewell to the original clubhouse at a closing ceremony. Before the old clubhouse was demolished, memorabilia from the old building were auctioned off in support of the Children's Charity Association of Singapore. More than a month later, on 25 April 1998, the present clubhouse was officially opened by the then Minister for Law E. W. Barker.

 


 

Upon the completion of Esplanade Bridge in 1997, the Merlion statue could no longer be viewed clearly from the Marina Bay Waterfront, so on 23 April 2002, the statue was relocated to a new pier specially built on the other side of Esplanade Bridge. With a cost of $7.5 million, the move was finished on 25 April 2002, where it is now located adjacent to One Fullerton Hotel.