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The history of the modern state of Singapore dates back to its founding in the early nineteenth century, but evidence suggests that a significant trading settlement existed on the Island of Singapore in the 14th century. Wikipedia

  • Singapore

    Sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 km) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. Wikipedia

  • Early history of Singapore

    Led by Sir Stamford Raffles established a trading settlement on the island and set in motion the history of Singapore. Known by several names; an early reference may be in the 2nd century work by Ptolemy which identified a coastal port at the southernmost tip of the Malayan peninsula, called Sabana. Wikipedia

  • Founding of modern Singapore

    Said to have started with the establishment of a British trading post in Singapore in 1818 to 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles and its founding as a British colony in 1824 has generally been understood to mark the founding of colonial Singapore, a break from its status as a port in ancient times during the Srivijaya and Majapahit eras, and later, as part of Melaka and Johor. A significant port and settlement, known as Temasek, later renamed Singapura, existed on the island of Singapore in the 14th century. Wikipedia

  • Lee Kuan Yew

    Singaporean statesman and lawyer who served as the founding Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. Recognised as the nation's founding father, credited with rapidly transitioning the country from a "developing third world country into a developed first world country within a single generation" under his leadership. Wikipedia

  • Timeline of Singaporean history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Singapore and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of Singapore. Wikipedia

  • History of Malaysia

    Located on a strategic sea-lane that exposes it to global trade and various cultures. Modern concept, created in the second half of the 20th century. Wikipedia


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