Captain Charles Edward Faber of the Madras Engineers, arrived in Singapore in September 1844. For a while, he was Sheriff and Marshall of the Court of Judicature, and also government Superintendent Engineer. He constructed the road and signal station up Telok Blangah Hill, and for that, the hill was renamed Mount Faber, after him. On 27 April 1847, his daughter was born in Singapore.

 


 

 

During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore (1942 - 1945), Singapore was renamed Syonan (or Syonanto). The Japanese Military Administration established The Medical College on 27 April 1943 and it was known as The Marei Ika Daigaku or Syonan Medical College. It was sited at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Hakua Byoin). The Ika Daigaku relocated to the General Hospital, Malacca in February 1944 where it functioned till the end of the Japanese Occupation in September 1945. About 200 students from Singapore, Malaya, Sumatra and Java attended the Syonan Medical College; the students were taught mainly Japanese language and culture.

 


 

On 27 April 1973, Singapore acceded to and hence became a party to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949. The Geneva Conventions were the outcome of the Diplomatic Conference held at Geneva from 21 April to 12 August 1949. They are founded on the ideas of humane treatment, respect for the individual and his dignity. Persons who are not taking part in hostilities and those put out of action through sickness, injury, captivity or any other cause must be respected and protected against the effects of armed conflict.

 


 

Land Transport Authority (LTA) completed the upgrading of Telok Blangah Road, from Kampong Bahru Road to Telok Blangah Street 31, into a semi-expressway. The semi-expressway was opened to traffic on 27 April 2002 at 10.00am. The opening of the 2.4 kilometre viaduct, with dual three-lane carriageway, will allow motorists to bypass the busy road junctions at Kampong Bahru Road, Seah Im Road and Henderson Road and use the viaduct between Keppel Road and Telok Blangah Street 31, thereby save on travelling time.

 


 

Marina Bay Sands integrated resort preview opening on Tuesday, 27 April 2010. The resort says its hotel rooms, dozens of stores, part of the exhibition and convention centre as well as some restaurants and bars will open. The rest of Marina Bay Sands will open in phases. The grand opening will be held in June 23, 2010 at the Sands SkyPark above the hotel towers. The theatres, museum and crystal pavilions on Marina Bay will open later in the year. Meanwhile, the Sands Expo and Convention Centre will host its first event on May 2.