The outbreak of war led to rising patriotism among the overseas Chinese in Nanyang (Southeast Asia). In Singapore, community leaders like Tan Kah Kee helped set up the Singapore China Relief Fund Committee (SCRFC) on 15 August 1937 to collect donations for the Chinese war of resistance. The leadership of the SCRFC cut across “bang”, or dialect group lines and also gained wide public support; rich and poor made donations ranging from thousands of dollars to mere cents, while students sold paper flowers and drama and music troupes put up performances to raise funds.



Singapore's main television studio at Caldecott Hill was burnt down in a fire on 15 August 1965, disrupting TV programming and destroying an estimated $250,000 worth of equipment. It was the studio used several times by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan for his televised press conferences after Singapore's separation from Malaysia on August 9. He was due to have another press conference in the studio a day after the fire.



One of the most prominent Swimming Complexes that is clearly visible from the Ayer Rajah Expressway is the Clementi Swimming Complex. It was officially unveiled to the public on 15 August 1983. It takes just a few minutes to get to from Clementi MRT and the bus interchange. Facilities include a Competition Pool, a Teaching Pool and a Wading Pool.




SAM at 8Q is the annexe of Singapore Art Museum - Singapore's contemporary art museum. It derives its name from the museum's location at No. 8 Queen Street near Bras Basah Road. SAM at 8Q is also approximately 88 steps away from Singapore Art Museum. SAM at 8Q was officially opened on 15 August 2008.