Singapore, as a Settlement, reported her first earthquake on 24 November 1833. The earthquake occurred at 8:35 pm with the shocks felt distinctly at Kampong Glam and lasting for a minute or two. Two after shocks followed in the early morning, around 3:00 am and between 4:00 am and 5:00 am. The earthquake was believed to be a result of volcanic activity in Sumatra.

 


 

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.

 


 

 

The Sri Krishnan Temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Hanuman Beem Singh set up a shrine for Lord Krishna under a Banyan tree in Waterloo Street in 1870. Sculptors brought in from South India built the main shrine and dome and the temple was consecrated in 1933. In 1935, V. Pakirisamy Pillai, an Indian philanthropist, took over the leadership of the temple. It was largely through his efforts that the temple was developed on a grand scale. In 1958, he constructed a concrete mandapam (hall) in memory of his mother and a two-storey ancillary building. The consecration ceremony was held in 1959. To serve the Hindu community better, the multi-purpose hall was re-built as a four-storey building with a basement and temple structures such as the main entrance were renovated extensively in 2001. The consecration ceremony for this phase of development of the temple was held on 24 November 2002.

 


 

National Gallery Singapore (新加坡国家美术馆) opened on 24 November 2015, it oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.