Designed and built a palatial brick residence for John Argyle Maxwell that Maxwell never occupied, renting it first before selling it to the government. The splendid Coleman Mansion, completed in July 1827, became a Court House complex, housing government offices and a Recorder's Office. The building was eventually sold to the government on 26 October 1841 for 15,600 Spanish dollars. The original form of the Court House can only be seen in early paintings and photographs, but it survives today in the core of Singapore's original Parliament House, although much altered and enlarged.




With the opening of Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic (picture above), Bukit Panjang Outpatient Dispensary (OPD) and Bukit Panjang Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Clinic will close with effect from 26 October 1997. Patients attending these clinics will be advised to attend Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic or any other clinic nearest their homes.



Counter-terrorism in Singapore: Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence S Jayakumar announces on 26 October 2005 that Singapore is developing an early warning system, called the Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning, to identify and assess new emerging threats to national security. (CNA)