The Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) is a voluntary welfare organisation registered under The Societies Act on 19 August 1972. SANA is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service. SANA was first established to assist in the rehabilitation of drug addicts and provide assistance and support wherever necessary. SANA's association with anti-drug work has made it a household name and it is well recognised in the region as an established anti-drug non-government organisation.



Opened on 19 August 1985, the Ang Mo Kio Public Library (formerly known as Ang Mo Kio Branch Library) was the fifth full-time branch library to be built. Prior to that, residents in Ang Mo Kio had to travel to Toa Payoh for the nearest library. Planning for the library began as early as 1978. The site was finalised by 1979 and construction began only in 1983. Meanwhile, a temporary mobile library was opened in 1981, housed in the former HDB Area (East) Office at Block 528, Ang Mo Kio Street 52, to serve the residents. When the library opened in 1985, the response from residents was overwhelming. Huge crowds turned up and the wait to borrow books took easily more than an hour. The library had to set up a temporary loans counter in its garage to help ease the queue, which snaked outside the library building.




The Singapore Philatelic Museum is a museum about the postal history of Singapore and its stamps. Located at 23-B Coleman Street, was formerly part of the Anglo-Chinese School, completed in 1906. In the 1970s, the building became the Methodist Book Room until it was restored to become the present museum opened on 19 August 1995.



Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared a new vision for the development of Punggol during his National Day Rally on 19 August 2007. Located in northeast Singapore, the Punggol area is bounded by Sungei Serangoon, Tampines Expressway, Sungei Punggol, Straits of Johor and the Serangoon Harbour. Dubbed “Punggol 21 Plus” (or “Punggol 21+”), the plan was a revamp of the earlier Punggol 21 blueprint that was first unveiled in 1996 by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in his National Day Rally. Construction of the Punggol 21 project commenced in 1998, but was halted when housing demand dipped as a result of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Work was further hampered by a slump in the construction industry in 2003.