Historical Timeline

2018

24th February Oldham Lodge No. 9961 consecrated in Singapore

2017

UGLE Tercentenary and Celebrations & visit by the Pro Grand Master the WM Peter Geoffrey Lowndes

2016

20th February Dato’ Jeyaraj Ratnaswamy installed as D.G.M.

2014

15th March Trident Lodge No. 9891, Pattaya, Thailand consecrated

2013

7th December EADGS No. 9888, consecrated

2012

8th June Idris Lodge No. 9868, consecrated

2011

11th January Centenarian Lee Keng Hong Lodge No. 9861, consecrated

2011

8th April Mustapha Osman Lodge No. 9859, consecrated

2009

12th June, Neptune Lodge No.9849 in Penang, consecrated

2008

18th October, Laying of Foundation Stone of the new Read Masonic Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2008

6th December, 150th Anniversary Celebration of DGLEA held in Singapore

2004

10th July, Lodge Light of Siam No. 9791 in Phuket, Thailand, consecrated

2004

24th May, new Masonic Temple in Kota Kinabalu dedicated by the Pro Grand Master, the Marquess of Northampton.

2003

31st May, Datuk Dr. Yeoh Poh Hong installed as D.G.M.

2003

31st May, Sri Damai Lodge No 9768, consecrated

2001

15th September, Consecration of Chula Lodge No. 9745 in Bangkok, Thailand

2000

14th April, Table Lodge No. 9717 in Tawau, Sabah, East Malaysia. consecrated

1997

9th August, of Labuan Lodge No. 9652 in Labuan, W P consecrated

1994

3th December, Launch of J.W.Y. Eu Foundation.

1994

5th December, J.W.Y. Eu Lodge No. 9572 consecrated by The Marquess of Northampton

1978

14th December, Read Temple, Damansara Road vacated because of city (road traffic disbursement) development.

1974

16 February, Berakas Lodge No. 8560, B.S.B., consecrated. Warrant returned in 1995 as the Lodge has been in abeyance since 1986, when approval for it to work was withdrawn by the Brunei authorities

1974

9th November, J.W.Y. Eu installed as D.G.M.

1973

10th February, Fidelity Lodge No. 8469, K.L., consecrated.

1967

1st July, Dr. Mustapa bin Osman installed as D.G.M.

1966

15th January, Leslie Rayner installed as D.G.M.

1964

28th November, Edward Holiday Lodge No. 7997, K.L., consecrated.

1964

31th October, Beaufort Lodge No. 7989, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia consecrated.

1960

20th February, Sentosa Lodge No. 7661, Kuala L.umpur, consecrated.

1959

27th May, Centenary Lodge No. 7629 consecrated.

1958

7th December, Centenary celebrations of the District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago.

1957

2nd November, Elopura Lodge No. 7545, Sandakan, Sabah, East Malaysia consecrated.

1957

8th August, Horsburgh Lodge No. 7533 consecrated.

1956

2nd May, Sir Stamford Raffles Lodge No. 7444 consecrated.

1954

25th September, Edward G. Holiday installed as D.G.M.

1954

5th June, Founding of Irish Freemasonry in South East Asia – St. Patrick No. 765.

1952

28th June, Lodge Singapore No. 7178, consecrated.

1951

17th March, Baldwyn Lowick Lodge No. 7004, Kuala Lumpur consecrated.

1951

26th January, Lodge Kinabalu No. 7047, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia consecrated.

1948

29th May, Read Masonic Temple re-dedicated.

1947

25th January, Baldwyn Lowick installed as D.G.M.

1945

15th August, End of Second World War.

1945

15th September, First Masonic meeting held in Singapore after the Second World War by The Lodge of St. Michael.

1945

December, centenary of Lodge Zetland in the East.

1942

12th February, Last Masonic meeting held by Lodge Zetland in the East.

1942

15th February, Fall of Singapore.

1939

3rd September, Second World War declared.

1938

28th May, W.H.W Gubbins installed as D.G.M.

1933

25th March, Sir George Trimmer installed as D.G.M.

1932

6th February, Johore Utara Lodge No. 5324 consecrated.

1931

10 October, Foundation stone of Masonic Tiger Lane (Kinta) Temple), Ipoh laid by D.G.M.

1929

14 December, Foundation stone of Johore Royal Temple laid by D.G.M.

1929

15 November, Consecration of Penang Masonic Temple by D.G.M.

1924

8 November, P.G. Sprule installed as D.G.M.

1923

31 March, Sir Neil Malcolm installed as D.G.M.

1923

9 January, Foundation stone of Teluk Anson Masonic Temple laid.

1922

17 December, Foundation stone of Seremban Masonic Temple laid by D.G.M.

1920

28 May, W.F. Nutt installed as D.G.M.

1919

26 July, Johore Royal Lodge No. 3946 consecrated.

1918

2 August, Lodge Kedah No. 3830 Sungai Petani consecrated

1916

20 October, District Grand Lodge of the Middle East constituted (Scottish).

1913

6 September, Makepeace Lodge No. 3674, K.L. consecrated.

1910

25 February, F.M. Elliot installed as D.G.M.


1910

4 March, Napier Lodge No. 3418 consecrated.

1910

6 January, Negri Sembilan Lodge No. 3552, Seremban, consecrated.


1910

7 December, Lodge Elliot No. 3557, Malacca, consecrated.

1909

10 May, Death of W.H. Read C.M.G., P.D.G.M.


1909

20 May, Golden Jubilee of District Grand Lodge.


1909

24 June, First issue of Pentagram published.


1909

9 October, Klang Lodge No. 3369, K.L. consecrated.

1907

16 April, Kinta Lodge No. 3212, Ipoh, consecrated

1906

17 May, Founding of Scottish Freemasonry – Scotia No. 1003.


1906

21 August, District Grand Chapter of Eastern Archipelago constituted.

1903

16 July, Eastern Gate Lodge No. 2970 consecrated"

1903

20 February, W.J. Napier installed as D.G.M.


1902

29 September, Lodge St. Michael No. 2933 consecrated.

1899

19 May, Borneo Lodge of Harmony No. 2403 erased.


1899

19 May, Shadwell Clerke warrant returned.


1895

13 June, Sir Charles Mitchell installed as D.G.M.

1894

15 October, Read Masonic Temple, K.L. consecrated.

1893

3 March, Borneo Lodge No. 2403 constituted.


1893

6 November, Foundation stone of Masonic Building in Kuala Lumpur laid.

1891

1 May, Borneo Lodge of Harmony No. 2403 warranted.


1891

13 August, Sir Charles Warren G.C.M.G. installed as D.G.M.

1890

2 May, Shadwell Clerke No. 2336 consecrated.–

1889

21 October, Read Lodge, Kuala Lumpur consecrated.


1889

28 November, Lodge Shadwell Clerke, Penang warranted.

1889

November, Dunlop Masonic Benevolent Society inaugurated.


1888

14 April, Perak Jubilee Lodge No. 2225 consecrated.


1888

2 January, Elopura No. 2106 never consecrated. Erased.


1888

2 July, Masonic Club, Singapore inaugurated.

1885

13 August, Lodge Elopura, North Borneo warranted.


1885

28 December, Colonel Samuel Dunlop installed as D.G.M.

1879

14 April, Foundation stone of Masonic Hall, Coleman Street laid.

1879

27 December, Freemasons’ Hall, Coleman Street consecrated.

1878

27 December, First Masonic Temple built and consecrated in Penang.

1875

4 December, Royal Prince of Wales Lodge No. 1555 consecrated.

1867

24 June, The Lodge St. George No. 1152 consecrated"

1867

Fidelity united with Lodge Zetland in the East.


1863

Lodge Zetland in the East No. 748 renumbered “Lodge Zetland in the East No. 508”.

1862

4 June, Lodge Neptune Penang erased.


1862

4 June, Rising Sun Lodge erased.

1858

3 April, Lodge Fidelity, Singapore, warranted.


1858

4 December, District Grand Lodge Of Eastern Archipelago constituted.


1858

4 December, W. H. Read installed as First D.G.M"

1856

Masonic Hall Esplanade, Singapore, opened.

1850

3 August, Lodge Neptune Penang rewarranted.

1849

25 August, Hon. Capt. H. Keppel (Admiral) initiated in Lodge Zetland in the East.

1849

Sir James Brooke (Rajah Brooke) joined Lodge Zetland in the East.


1846

Lodge Neptune Penang dormant"

1846

Lodge Zetland renamed “Lodge Zetland in the East”.


1845

15 December, 1st initiate W. J. Napier.


1845

15 December, 2nd initiate W. H. Read"

1845

26 February, Lodge Zetland No. 748, Singapore warranted.

1826

Humanity merged with Neptune.

1825

Lodge Neptune, Penang revived.

1822

Lodge Humanity with Courage warranted in Penang.

1819

6 February, Founding of Singapore.

1819

Lodge Neptune, Penang erased.


1812

Humanity and Industry Fort Marlborough Lodge erased.


1812

Lodge No. 1 Bencoolen erased.


1812

Stamford Raffles initiated Lodge Virtutis et Artis Amici, Java.

1811

Last meeting of Lodge Neptune, Penang.

1809

6 September, Lodge Neptune, Penang (warranted).

1796

Humanity & Industry Fort Marlborough Lodge (warranted).

1791

Marlborough Lodge renamed “Rising Sun”.

1786

Founding of Penang.

1772

10 February, Marlborough Lodge (warranted).

1765

Lodge No. 1 Bencoolen Sumatra (warranted)

1765

Lodge No. 1 Bencoolen Sumatra (warranted).