The first airplane to land in Singapore (apart from earlier exhibition flights) was flown by Captain Ross Smith with three crew members, landing on 4 December 1919 on the pioneer flight linking England to Australia.




On 4 December 1971, the Mail and Registration Branch from General Post Office moved to rented premises at a Port of Singapore Authority warehouse at Nelson Road. This was used as a temporary handling centre pending the completion and the establishment of a permanent postal complex in a new location.


The Nicoll Highway collapse was a construction accident that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Singapore Time on 20 April 2004 in Singapore when a tunnel being constructed for use by MRT trains collapsed. The highway re-opened on 4 December 2004 after reconstruction efforts.