The Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI) was incorporated on 28 July 1956 under the Companies Act of the Republic of Singapore.



Lim Chin Siong later exited the Lee Kuan Yew-led PAP which was trying to eliminate its own left-wing sections. He then formed the Barisan Sosialis on 17 September 1961. After Singapore's referendum affirming merger with Malaysia, Lim Chin Siong and many opposition party members were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act by the ruling PAP government via the notorious Operation Coldstore on 2 February 1963. During detention, Lim Chin Siong was reported to be depressed and suicidal. He was finally released from prison on 28 July 1969 after forcibly renouncing politics and went into exile in London. He returned to Singapore in 1979 with his family.



Following the launch of the Healthy Lifestyle campaign, the Healthy Lifestyle logo was unveiled on 28 July 1992 to give the campaign a more defined identity. The logo was designed to look like the letter “H” – formed by the movements of two sporty figures in red, blue, purple and green – to represent “Health”.




The Malay Heritage Foundation was formed on 28 July 1999 to undertake the task of developing a heritage centre for the Malay community, a project subsequently named the Malay Heritage Centre. This idea was suggested in early 1999 by the then Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong. The project is supported by MITA, in partnership with National Heritage Board. The Malay Heritage Centre (picture) officially opened on 4 June 2005.



A directional change was made to the Singapore Flyer on 28 July 2008 when geomancers pointed out that the flyer was “taking fortune away from Singapore” with the direction of its rotation. The flyer was then reconfigured at a six-figure sum to turn in the opposite direction.