The Teutonia Club , now the Goodwood Park Hotel, was a venue for high society in the late nineteenth century. The club's original clubhouse was on North Bridge Road but it moved to Blanche House on Mount Elizabeth after only six months. Thirty years later, membership swelled to over a hundred and plans were made to build a bigger clubhouse. The Teutonia Club decided on a hillock on Scotts Road for its new clubhouse. Construction began in 1899. The Teutonia Club was designed by architect R. A. J. Bidwell of Swan and Maclaren in the Queen Anne style, a mix of Dutch, French and English influences that was popular in England in the nineteenth century. Featuring a striking tower, the building included electric lighting installations that were considered advanced for its time. The building was officially opened with a grand ball on 21 September 1900 by Acting Governor of the Straits Settlements Sir James Alexander Swettenham. The Teutonia Club became the centre of German social life in Singapore, hosting stage performances, gatherings and visiting dignitaries such as Prince Adalbert, son of the German Kaiser, in 1903. Good times at the Teutonia Club lasted until World War I. The British government in Singapore classified all Germans as enemy forces and shipped most of them to Australia. The Teutonia Club was then seized under the Custodian of Enemy Property.



Singapore joined and became the 117th member of the United Nations on 21 September 1965.


Official Launching of Infection Control Chapter Singapore took place on Saturday, 21 September 1991 in the Lecture Room of Mount Alvernia Hospital. Ms Susie Kong, the President of SNA (Singapore Nurses Association), opened the event. David Allen, the Infectious Disease Physician form the Singapore General Hospital delivered a talk on the importance/relevance of Infection Control.