Jalan Besar Stadium is a well-known Singapore landmark located at Tyrwhitt Road in the Kallang area. Officially opened on 26 December 1929, the stadium is considered the birthplace of football in Singapore. The stadium hosted the popular Malayan Cup football tournament from the 1930s to the 1960s, followed by its successor the Malaysian Cup from the 1960s to the 1970s. The original facility was redeveloped as part of the Jalan Besar Sports and Recreation Centre that opened in 2003.



The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s de facto central bank and regulator of the financial sector. The Monetary Authority of Singapore Bill was then passed. On 22 October 1970, the Bill became an Act of Parliament after President Yusof bin Ishak assented to it. On 26 December 1970, the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act went into force and the MAS commenced operations on 1 January 1971.




Inuka (Inuit for "Silent Stalker"), was born on 26 December 1990 in the Singapore Zoo, is a polar bear and one of the mascots of the Singapore Zoo. This is the first polar bear to be born in the tropics.