On 31 August 1931, Governor Sir Cecil Clementi announced that the government had decided to build a new civil aerodrome in the Kallang Basin area. The former Kallang Airport building is an architectural landmark located at 9 Stadium Link along Nicoll Highway. Kallang Airport, Singapore's first purpose-built civil airport, was opened on 12 June 1937 in the Kallang Basin area. In its early years, Kallang Airport was described as the "finest airport in the British Empire" on account of its superior facilities. During a 1937 stopover, the famous aviator Amelia Earhart called the airport "an aviation miracle of the East".

 

(Source: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles
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Malaysia Solidarity Day & Mass Rally on 31 August 1963, when PM Lee Kuan Yew declared de facto independence for Singapore at The Esplanade. The 1963 State of Singapore Constitution took effect on this day and remained in effect until Singapore's separation from Malaysia to become an independent and soverign state on 9 August 1965.

 


 

It moved to Jalan Bukit Merah on 31 August 1984. The school was officially named Zhangde Primary School (Hanyu Pinyin for Chiang Teck) in January in 1985 in recognition of the contributions made by the past principals, teachers, pupils and the School Management Committee. The school population was made up mainly of Pupils from Outram Primary School and Kai Min Primary School, both of which have ceased to function. In 1992, Silat Primary School closed and its pupils joined Zhangde. In 1996, when Keppel Primary School closed its doors, Zhangde absorbed its pupils who have yet to complete their primary education.

 


 

The 1961 Water Agreement between Singapore and Johor expires on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, and Singapore's national water agency PUB will hand over the Gunong Pulai Waterworks to the Johor water authorities. In a statement, PUB said that throughout the 50-year tenure of the 1961 Water Agreement, the working relationship between the Johor water authorities and PUB has been good and cordial. A signing ceremony will be held at the Gunong Pulai Waterworks on Wednesday, where PUB will officially hand over the assets to the Johor state govenment. The event will be graced by Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, the Sultan of Johor; Singapore's Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan; and the Chief Minister of Johor, YAB Dato' Haji Abdul Ghani bin Othman. Officials from Singapore and Malaysia will also be present.