The National Flag of Singapore together with the Singapore's State Crest was unveiled on 3 December 1959. It was created by a committee led by the then Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Toh Chin Chye, and replaced the Union Jack, which had flown over Singapore for 140 years (1819-1959). Our National Anthem, "Majulah Singapura" or "Onward Singapore", was composed by Encik Zubir Said and was also launched on 3 December 1959. The anthem was written in the wake of nationalism from 1956-57.



The Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) was registered with the Registrar of Companies and the Certificate of Incorporation was issued on 16 September 1972. However, our history goes back to 17 August 1925 when we were part of the Malayan Kennel Association (MKA). The first SKC Championship Show was held on 3 December 1972 at the PSA Recreation Club under Mr Joe Cartledge (UK) and the Best in Show winner was a Boxer, My-R’s Penny Ante, owned by Mrs. Ursula Oehlers.



TradeNet was first mentioned by then Acting Minister for Trade and Industry and Second Minister for Defence (Services) Brigadier-General (Res.) Lee Hsien Loong at the opening of the Singapore Informatics exhibition at the World Trade Centre on 3 December 1986. TradeNet is an electronic data interchange system that links traders, hauliers, shipping lines, freight forwarders, airlines and handling agents with government agencies like the Trade Development Board (TDB; now known as International Enterprise Singapore), Singapore Customs, and the air and sea port authorities.