The foundation stone of the present building which houses the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry was laid by Dato Lee Kong Chian on 15 September 1962 and officially opened by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister, on 20 September 1964.



On 20 September 1965, a resolution recommending that the General Assembly admit Singapore into the UN was put to a vote in the Security Council.


The case for establishing a central bank in Singapore was raised by then Minister for Finance Goh Keng Swee in his speech to the Economic Society of Singapore on 20 September 1969, leading to the establishment of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.