In June 1822, George Dromgold Coleman left Batavia for Singapore, four months of waiting upon arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles’ return to Singapore from Bencoolen. Meanwhile, he designed a Residency House, which caught Raffles’s attention who then asked him to design a garrison church. Coleman received fees for both designs, and Raffles built the Residency in 1822, at the top of Bukit Larangan now named Fort Canning. The building was later renamed the Government House. The design of the garrison church submitted on 7 November 1822, was approved shortly, but it took George Coleman more than ten years to build this first church for the European community in Singapore.




The idea for a professional Fire Brigade was conceived after a fire in Kling Street destroyed S$13,000 worth of property on 7 November 1855. It was 14 years before a volunteer fire service was started and a further 36 years before Singapore's first proper fire station — Central Fire Station — was built. In 1905, planning for Central Fire Station began under the supervision of the Fire Brigade superintendent, Montague Pett.





The first Tree Planting Day in Singapore was held on Sunday 7 November 1971. A total of 8,400 trees and 21,677 shrubs and creepers were planted on that day.


The Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (AEIS) is a non-profit organization and the only industry association representing the electronics business in Singapore. Since its inception on 7 November 1973, AEIS has played a vital role in promoting the industries not only within Singapore, but also in the international business community. This is achieved through its ongoing trade development efforts to help Singapore companies better penetrate and favourably positioned itself in the overseas markets.


The Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT, is a rapid transit system forming the major component of the railway system in Singapore, spanning the entire city-state. The initial section of the MRT, between Yio Chu Kang and Toa Payoh, opened on 7 November 1987, making it the second-oldest metro system in Southeast Asia, after Manila's LRT System.