Year 1931

Mount Emily swimming pool Opened

Saturday, 10th January 1931

Mount Emily swimming pool was the first public pool in Singapore. It was also the first pool in Singapore that used fresh water instead of seawater. It was located along Upper Wilkie Road, where Mount Emily Park is today. Converted from a municipal reservoir. It used chlorination to keep the pool water clean and clear.

ABC Was Established

Thursday, 1st January 1931

The Archipelago Brewery Company (ABC) opened its first commercial brewery in Alexandra Road. ABC was started by Brauerei Beck & Co., a German brewery, which started bottling Anchor Beer.