The Singapore Clock & Watch Trade Association (SCWTA) was founded in 1929 with its former name being ‘Keng Shi Hong’(敬时行). The aim of the Association is to foster better relationship between employers and employees under a single entity, a distinct feature during those times when employers and their staff formed different organizations. During the 1960s, as the Singapore economy expanded, the trade gradually became one of Singapore economy’s main import/export industries. As the economy flourished, the Association also welcomed more members. At the requests of its members to keep up with the times, the Association decided to purchase its own premise at 56 Waterloo Street in 1964-65. At its 36th Anniversary, the Association invited the then Minister of Finance, Mr Lim Kim San to officiate the opening ceremony of the new Association premise on 14 November 1965. The Association also renamed itself to its present name - Singapore Clock & Watch Trade Association.



On 14 November 1987, construction of SAFTI Military Institute was publicly announced by BG Lee Hsien Loong at the Tri-Service Commissioning Parade at OCS (Pasir Laba Camp).


Azman Abdullah is famed as the first Singaporean to be crowned the winner in the middleweight class at the World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships on 14 November 1993. The two-time winner of the Sportsman of the Year award – in 1993 and 1994 – trounced fellow competitors from 51 other countries at the competition held in Seoul, Korea.


The Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership (ANZSCEP) is Singapore’s first bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) signed with an individual country. Concluded on 14 November 2000, the FTA was signed by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and then New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark in Singapore.