The Borneo Company Limited was formed in 1856 to exploit the business opportunities in Borneo (Sarawak). It was also active in other parts of Asia. The company was unique among the early British trading houses for being associated with large-scale motor vehicle trade, ever since the introduction of the motorcar into the region. In Singapore, the Borneo Company was established on 31 July 1857, and became a member of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in 1860. MacEwen & Co.'s branches in Batavia and Siam were formally transferred to BCL in 1857. The firm also established branches in Sarawak, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand and Java, with Singapore as the centre of BCL's network in the Far East.



Singapore’s fifth power station, Senoko Power Station, was officially unveiled on 31 July 1977 by then Minister for Foreign Affairs S. Rajaratnam. Situated at the former British Naval Base in Sembawang, Senoko was the largest power station in Singapore when it was finally completed in 1983.



In 1978, all nursing education programmes were centralised at the School of Nursing, except the Psychiatric Nursing Course which was conducted at Woodbridge Hospital (Ministry of Health, 1997). The last group of post-basic course conducted at the premises of Woodbridge Hospita ended on 31 July 1993. The first Psychiatric Nursing Course for Advanced Diploma students started on 4 July 1994 in Nanyang Polytechnic.




Singapore Management University (SMU) held its inaugural opening convocation on 29 July 2000, and welcomed the first batch of students at its temporary campus on Evans Road. The university moved to its permanent campus at the Bras Basah area on 31 July 2005, which was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 20 January 2006.



On 31 July 2008, the Singapore Flyer’s Ticket sales cross the 1-million mark.