The Japanese Occupation of Singapore lasted from 15 February 1942 to 4 September 1945. During this period, there were chaos, hardship, fear and suffering; the Japanese conquerors renamed Singapore, Syonan (or Syonanto).



The Singapore Leprosy Relief Association ("SILRA") Home was built through public donations and officially opened on 4 September 1971 by the Late President of Singapore Dr. B. H. Sheares. The Home provides food, lodging, and recreation and healthcare services for ex-leprosy patients. It also teaches the patients some handicraft skills and rehabilitative work. The residents want to be treated as an equal as the normal person among the community.


Located near the trendy Holland Village area, Buona Vista Swimming Complex is one of the oldest Swimming Complex in Singapore, having been in service since 4 September 1976. However, that doesn’t make it inferior to the other Swimming Complexes Swimming lessons of different categories are still held there weekly. School competitions in particular are most frequently seen at the complex. Due to the close proximity it has with various top primary, secondary schools and junior colleges. Facilities include a Competition Pool, a Teaching pool and a wading pool.



Commuters in Punggol and Pasir Ris were greeted by a new face on their morning bus ride on Sunday, 4 September 2016, as Singapore's newest bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore officially began its bus services in the area, nine months after winning the Loyang bus package tender. The company launched 13 bus routes on Sunday morning, starting with service 82, which left Punggol bus interchange at 5.15am. In all, Go-Ahead Singapore will run 25 services from the Punggol and Pasir Ris interchanges, as well as Changi Airport and Changi Village bus terminals. Another 11 services will start on Sep 18. The last service starts in 2017.