Sophia Cooke was an Anglican missionary-teacher who made significant contributions to the Chinese Girls' School (now known as St. Margaret's School). She was also founder of the Sailors' Rest at Neil Road and the Singapore branch of the Young Women Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.). Cooke organised weekly worship services in Chinese and these eventually led to the establishment of the first Anglican and Presbyterian Chinese churches in Singapore. She passed away in Singapore on 14 September 1895 after a period of prolonged illness. Sophia Road, where the Chinese Girls' School (CGS) was once located, was named after her.

 


 

 

The name of the island was also changed to reflect its new image as a tourist attraction (The Straits Times, 30 Sep 1970, p. 20). In 1970, the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board held a nationwide contest to rename Pulau Belakang Mati. From the hundreds of entries, the name “Sentosa”, which means “peace and tranquillity” in Malay, was selected (The Straits Times, 10 Sep 1970, p. 10). The new name was gazetted on 14 September 1970 (Government Gazette Extraordinary, 14 September 190, G.N. 2873, p. 3570).

 



On 18 December 1974, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association was formally registered with the Registry of Societies. On 14 September 1975, the association held its inaugural meeting at the Singapore Cricket Club, where a nine-member executive council was set up, consisting of Song Chwee Him, Yah Chin Tong, Goh Sin Hooi, Tan Ping Chiang, Lee See Sin, Leng Joon Wong, Li Fengxi, Low Hai Hong, and Ho Chee Park. Song Chwee Him was unanimously voted president of the association. An inaugural art exhibition was held at the Victoria Memorial Hall from 20-23 September in conjunction with the launch of the association thus laying the foundation for the future development of NAFA Alumni Association.

 


 

MINDS Woodlands Gardens School - The school started more than 36 years ago on October 1968. At that time Mrs. Dorothy Williams began providing services to 13 children and youth at Jurong Centre within the premises of Jurong Christian Church and Civic Centre.It was then adopted by then Singapore Association of Retarded Children (SARC) in 1969 headed by Ms Clare Goh. Ten years later, the centre moved out to Block 28 Teban Gardens and was officially opened on 14 September 1980.