The Upper Serangoon Branch Library (Part-time) was opened on 29 December 1953. This library was located at the Social Welfare Centre in Lim Ah Pin Road and it became the first of several branch libraries to be opened in Social Welfare Centres. The Colonial Secretary, W.A.C. Goode and Mrs Goode visited the Branch on this occasion. It provided library services to residents staying in the Upper Serangoon area until June 1960. Part- time branch libraries were started by the National Library in order to provide library services to the public in social welfare and community centres.



The Abortion Act to reform and liberalise the law concerning the practice of abortion in Singapore was passed by Parliament on 29 December 1969 and came into effect on 20 March 1970.



Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS) was officially registered as a non-profit organization on 29 December 1970 on the premise of bringing Singapore’s public relations industry to greater professional height.




Changi Airport replaced Paya Lebar Airport as Singapore’s new international airport on 1 July 1981. It was declared officially opened by then Minister for Defence Howe Yoon Chong on 29 December 1981.


On 29 December 1991, then Minister for Health Yeo Cheow Tong announced at a community event held at the Kong Kah South Community Centre that the National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign would be launched on 18 April the following year. The inaugural National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign was launched by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on 19 April 1992.


The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a framework international agreement for the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of genetic resources. The CBD entered into force on 29 December 1993. Singapore signed the CBD on 12 June 1993 and subsequently became a Party on 21 December 1995. NParks is Singapore’s national focal point for the CBD.


The Land Transport Authority (LTA) opened the new Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) from 9am on Sunday, 29 December 2013. It had its opening ceremony on 28 December 2013 by Senior Minister of State Mrs Josephine Teo, together with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. The 5km-long MCE, Singapore’s tenth expressway, will connect the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP) in the east to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) in the west. 3.6km of MCE is built as a tunnel, including a 420m section underneath the sea bed, Singapore’s first undersea road