The earliest known photograph of the Raffles Library and Museum now Natinal Museum of Singapore, 1890. (Courtesy of National Heritage Board)


The Raffles Library and Museum building was opened on 12 October 1887, in the Jubilee year of Queen Victoria. Officiating the ceremony was outgoing Governor Sir Frederick Weld, who delayed his departure to attend the opening.


Under the guidance of the Hokkien Huay Kuan, Ai Tong School was the second school established by the association and it opened on 12 October 1912. At that time, the school's curriculum was based on the fundamentals Chinese values similar to China's education system.


Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (also known as The Esplanade Theatres, or simply The Esplanade) was officially opened on 12 October 2002, by the then President of Singapore S. R. Nathan.


New parking coupons with higher charges are available to motorists from 12 October 2016.