House┬ápainter Gaston Dutronquoy placed the earliest known advertisement of photographic services in Singapore on 7 December 1843, making him Singapore’s first commercial photographer. This marked the beginning of commercial photography in Singapore.

 


 

Following its formation, the Singapore Philharmonic Society held regular concerts for its members. Dubbed “Musical Evening”, the first was held on 25 May 1891 at the Tanglin Club. The society also organised concerts for the general public, with the first conducted on 7 December 1891 at the old Town Hall.

 


 

The construction of the National Stadium took about six years from 7 December 1966 to June 1972.

 


 

 

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. Its history dates back to 1849, when it was started as a section of a library at Singapore Institution and called the Raffles Library and Museum. After several relocations, in 1887 it moved to its permanent site at Stamford Road. The National Museum building was closed for a period of three and a half years and museum operation was temporarily located at Riverside Point. The building underwent a S$132.6 million revamp with a new annexe block behind the building on the site, which was formerly the demolished Drama Centre. The temporary museum at Riverside closed its operation on 6 March 2006. The revamped National Museum was officially opened by former President of Singapore S R Nathan and Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Lee Boon Yang on 7 December 2006.

 


 

On 7 December 2015, the National Heritage Board (NHB) gazettes the former Fullerton Building (today known as The Fullerton Hotel) as Singapore's 71st National Monumnet. This grand Neoclassical building situated at the mouth of the Singapore River was once Singapore's General Post Office, and housed several government departments, where some of Singapore's pioneer leaders began their careers.