The history of The Japanese Cemetery Park goes all the way back to the end of the 19th centuary. A Japanese brother owner, Tagajiro Fukai, donated seven acres of his rubber planation to be used as burial ground for young Japanese women who died in destitution. The British Colonial Government officially granted permission for this use on 26 June 1891. Since then, it was used to bury Japanese residents. During WW2, the cemetery was used to bury Japanese civilians and soliders who lost their lives in the battlefield or to illness. No one has been buried here since 1973 as this cemetery was one of the 42 cemeteries where burials were probihbited by the government. This cemetery park, which is the largest in South East Asia, tells us the history of Japan and Singapore. The Japanese Association, Singapore maintains the Park which is often visited by Japanese students, residents and tourists. The tombstones are neatly laid out harmoniously with its surroundings and the park offers visitors peace and transquility.

 


 

The first Asian Youth Games (AYG) was hosted by Singapore over nine days from 29 June to 7 July 2009.
Athletes were housed at the games village, which was officially opened by then Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Education, Grace Fu Hai Yien, on 26 June 2009 at the Swissotel The Stamford.

 


 

 

On 21 February 2013, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced a new series of coins in denominations 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 dollar, which went into circulation on 26 June 2013, featuring Singapore's national icons and landmarks. The coins are struck on a multi-ply plated steel planchet used by the Royal Canadian Mint and comes with enhanced features to differentiate from fakes. The coins also feature new designs, the one dollar, now a Bi-Metallic coin will feature the Merlion, the fifty cent coin featuring the Port of Singapore, the twenty cent coin will depict the Changi International Airport, the ten-cent coin featuring public housing and the five-cent coin featuring the Esplanade.