The earliest migrant Ceylon Tamil is still quite illusive to all the members of the community; who is he, where did he come from and when did he come... all this is quite a blur and many dates are thrown about of several known figures in the past history... one of them Singapore Vythalingham (1871). However the Singapore Ceylon Tamils Association is very sure of its own history and can boast of being one of the oldest associations in Singapore. Members gathered together to make it a day to remember... 31st July 2010...the 100th birthday of Singapore Ceylon Tamils Association. It was noted that the Association was formed by 300 Ceylon Tamils in 1909 and finally registered on 26 July 1910.



On 26 July 1957, Governor Robert Black officially opened the Athletic Centre and new cinder track at Farrer Park. The new Farrer Park Stadium cost $200,000 and its first event was the 440 yards hurdles of the Amateur Athletic Association championships. In its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, the stadium was the hub of the country's track and field. Later, the stadium was leased out to a soccer club, and later it became an exclusive venue for hockey matches.



Singapore's oil refining industry started when the Shell Refining Company (Singapore) Limited opened the island’s first oil refinery at Pulau Bukom on 26 July 1961.




The New Paper is Singapore's second-highest circulating paid English-language newspaper, first launched on 26 July 1988, by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).