12 July 1963: A large number of detainees at the prison on Pulau Senang started a riot and killed prison officer Daniel Stanley Dutton and three of his assistants. After a five-month-long trial, 18 men were convicted of murder and hanged in Changi Prison on 29 October 1965. Another 29 men were also found guilty of rioting.

 



The Barisan Sosialis, a now defunct political party, was formed in 1961 by left-wing members of the People's Action Party (PAP), who had been expelled from the Party. It became the main opposition party in self-governing Singapore. In October 1966, the Barison rallied a demonstration, but only Chia Thye Poh and 30 supporters turned up outside the Parliament. On 21 and 22 October, violence broke out at the "Aid Vietnam against U.S." show at Gay World Stadium and the police had to open fire to control the violent mob, which was hurling bottles, acid, stones and chairs at them. After the incident, the Barisan openly expressed support for the Gay World event.  On 29 October 1966, 22 people were arrested under the Internal Security Act for engaging in communist activities. The detainees were eventually released except Chia Thye Poh who refused to sign any document to renounce violence and sever ties with the Communist Party of Malaya.

 

(Source: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/
SIP_1148_2008-11-30.html)

 



The withdrawal of the British Far East Command from Singapore and Malaysia was commemorated by a massive parade held on 29 October 1971 featuring the military vanguard of the British army, followed by a spectacular sea parade by the navy of the Far East Command on 31 October two days later. The parades essentially marked the end of more than a century of British military presence in the region.

 

(Source: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/
cd518428-b93b-448a-9ac8-a6781137ddab)

 



A major research center Biopolis opened on 29 October 2003.

 


 


BreadTalk opens its first food court at Wisma Atria, called the Food Republic on 29 October 2005.