Yan Kit Swimming Pool Opened


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The Yan Kit Swimming Pool was opened near Singapore Chinatown. The site, originally constructed as a filter tank for the Water Department, for the pool was a portion of a old railway cutting on the old F.M.S. Railway line. The second public swimming pool in Singapore and was officially opened by Governor of Singapore, John Nicoll and City Council president, T.P.F. McNeice. Read more »

End the Postal Strike


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Lee Kuan Yew was one of the negotiating officer who was employee of Messrs Laycock and Ong that was engaged by the Singapore Post and Telegraphs Uniformed Staff Employees’ Union. The 11 days strike concluded when the Union Chief, Yee Meng Seah, accepted the government offer. 1,000 clerks will receive about $500 (28 months’) back pay.

John Nicoll Appointed as Singapore Governor


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Sir John Fearns Nicoll was appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Singapore from 21 April 1952 to 2 June 1955.

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