In 1965, the REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE YACHT CLUB ("RSYC") had to leave its Trafalgar Street clubhouse to make way for the new PSA container terminal. The Club reclaimed five acres of mangrove swamp along the Sungei Pandan and built a new clubhouse with the help of the British Army. Meanwhile, Singapore became a Republic in August 1965, and the RSYC adapted itself to the new political situation. President Yusof bin Ishak graciously accepted the Club's invitation to attend the official opening of the new clubhouse on 8 October 1966. In January 1967, the RSYC changed the "Royal" in its name to "Republic." In the same year, President Yusof bin Ishak honoured the RSYC by becoming the Club's first Singaporean Patron.

Singapore left the Federation of Malaysia and became an independent and sovereign nation on 9 August 1965. The Barisan Sosialis boycotted the first session of parliament to protest against the PAP’s alleged “undemocratic ways” as they did not want to provide “legal cover” for Singapore’s “phoney independence”. On 8 October 1966, the Barisan Sosialis announced the resignation of all its nine members of parliament, leaving the PAP with a monopoly in parliament.

DSAS stands for Direct Selling Association of Singapore. It is a trade association and was founded by a small number of legitimate and reputable direct selling companies. DSAS was gazetted on 8 October 1976. It was formed specifically to represent the interest of legitimate direct selling companies operating in Singapore. It serves as a platform for member companies to meet regularly and to discuss matters of mutual interest as well as to interact with other similar organisations in other countries.


The former Custom House (today Maxwell Chambers) and the former Traffic Police Headquarters building contributed greatly to Maxwell Road’s historical charm and appeal. Both were gazetted as conservation buildings by the Urban Redevelopment Authority on 2 April 2007. The National Heritage Board also acknowledged Custom House’s architectural and historical significance, and designated it as Singapore’s 88th historic site on 8 October 2010.

Relive the days spent by Dr Sun Yat Sen at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH), as the revamped museum re-opens after a year of redevelopment on 8 October 2011. It was closed in October 2010 for extensive redevelopment. It now has five new galleries, original artefacts never displayed before, creative multi-media displays and a new storyline that focuses on Singapore and Nanyang's role in Dr Sun's activities and the impact on Singapore.