Singapore|Business & Economy

Contents
Geography History Government and politics Economy Trade, Investment and Aid Foreign relations

Geography
Area Area

Location

Climate

Population

Geography
Area

Location

Climate

Population

Geography
Area

Location

Climate Section 3

Population

Geography
Area

Location

Climate

Section 4 Population

History|Singapore
Pre 19th century
‡ First settlers recorded were from the 2nd century A.D ‡ Fishing Village ‡ 1613 ± Portuguese raiders

History|Singapore
British colonial rule
‡ 1819, Thomas Stamford Raffles
± spotted it as potential strategic trading post for Southeast Asia ‡ The British East India Company ‡ Many ethnic groups

History|Singapore
World War 2 and post-war period
‡ The Battle of Singapore ‡ 1942-1945- Japanese Occupation ‡ 1945 - Japanese surrendered to the Allied forces

History|Singapore
Independence (since 1965)
‡ 1959-1963 -Full internal selfgovernment ‡ British gave them their Selfgovernance ‡ 1963-1965 ±Merging with Malaysia ‡ Singapore officially gained sovereignty on 9 August 1965

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