On 3 November 1957, David Marshall founded The Workers' Party. 2011 marks the Party's first breakthrough in winning a GRC.


Bata Shoe Organisation opened their first shoe store in Singapore in 1931 with a retail outlet in the Capitol Building on Stamford Road. In 1939, Bata Shoe (Singapore) Private Limited opened the Bata Building on North Bridge Road next to the Capitol Building, which became a prominent landmark in that area. As one of the early affordable modern footwear shops in Singapore, Bata shoes became a huge success.The main Bata store at Bata Building was renovated, and when the store re-opened on 3 November 1966, the modern outlet was the only store in Singapore with an escalator for customers between the two shopping floors. In 1979, the Bata Building had to be demolished to pave way for the construction of the Peninsula Plaza Shopping and Office Complex. However, Bata continues to occupy a portion of the Peninsula Plaza Shopping Complex. The escalator feature too is still present in this shop.


The Sentosa Causeway links Sentosa Island with mainland Singapore. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 3 November 1990 to mark the official start of the causeway's construction. The Keppel-Brani link was completed about a year later and officially opened on 24 November 1991. It became the second causeway out of Singapore and the first land link to be constructed between Singapore and an offshore island. A year later, on 15 December 1992, the Sentosa Causeway or Keppel-Sentosa bridge link was completed and officially opened by then Senior Minister of State (Trade and Industry), Lim Boon Heng.



Read Bridge opened in 1889 on the site of the old Merchant Bridge, which had given Merchant Road its name. On 3 November 2008, Read Bridge, named after prominent Scottish businessman and public figure William Henry McLeod Read, was selected for conservation as part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's expanded conservation programme.