On 13 November 1974, the Singapore Zoological Gardens, officially opened just 18 months earlier, received its one millionth visitor.



Curtin Singapore was officially opened on 13 November 2008 by Singapore's Senior Minister of State for trade and industry, S.Iswaran and by the Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, Doug Chester. Curtin Singapore is the second off-shore campus of Australia's Curtin University.



A cleaner at the Singapore Zoo who jumped into the white tiger enclosure on 13 November 2008 was killed by the animals as a horrified crowd looked on helplessly. This incident was the first time a person had been killed by an animal at the zoo since it opened in 1973.