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Singapore Past and Now: The British Colonization

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Social Impacts Singapore goes from a population of 150 people in 1819 to 185,000 by 1911. It causes overcrowding, and foreign population is huge because it's a trade center. Many Chinese, Indian, and Malay people come to Singapore and receive British influence. Early Colonization Sir Thomas Raffles, governor of Benkulu in Sumatra, lands on January 29th in Singapore. He recognizes the importance in the location of Singapore, and negotiates with local people. By this time, Singapore becomes a center of the British government for nearby areas, like the Malacca straits and Penang. Suez Canal opens, Singapore's importance grows even more as a gateway between the east and the west. Economical Political The british colonization affected the Singaporean language. - The economy in Singapore was largely affected by the British because of their use as a trading post.
-Singapore's economy did well on times of booming production and trade like the 1970s~1980s
- Singapore has a very good market economy due to the British influence of using it as a free port.
- The port of Singapore is the world's busiest port by the sheer amount of shipping. It's the busiest hub of transshipment traffic. By the 20th century, Singapore had become the center for European goods in the area. Political The Beginning of Flourishment Environmental Due to the rapid population
growth, the vehicles in
Singapore also grew in number. Chinatown was overcrowded, and Singapore could not handle the explosive traffic coming from the development. In 1915, there were 842 private cars but the number was multiplied to 3506 cars by 1920. The British Initiated the urban planning of Singapore, it was their most valuable port in the area and they were forced to destroy rural areas. As a result, the
environment in rural
areas of Singapore were
destroyed. Thus, the sudden modernization
and the increase of vehicles
had a part in destroying
Singapore's environment. However, Singapore's
colonization was for
economical benefits,
so the environmental
factors were much
less affected compared
to economical factors. Major inventions of the time include the telegraph and the steam ship, which increases trade around the world. As Trade in Asia increases, Singapore grows in population and economy due to its important location as a bridge between the East and the West. The British need it to have a trading port in the area and try to stop the influence of their Dutch rivals. - When the British regain Singapore from the Japanese,
they make it a crown colony in 1946, a colony with a
governor appointed by the British government.
- When the British left Singapore with its rights to have
its own government. The British allowed this in 1959.
- Lee Kuan Yew from the People's Action Party is elected
Singapore's first prime minister in 1961.
- Singapore joins Malaysia and becomes a part of it in
1963, but separated again to form an independent
country in 1965. Singapore had to face a new problem when it became independent. How was it going to develop? Singapore's growth was successful, and the economy's growth rate was between 5~15% until its first loss in 1985. They recovered and made up for the loss only one year later. The government struggled
to advance industrial growth
and solve problems like

Since Singapore's economy had
to rely so much on world trade,
it would do well when there was
a lot of trade but the economy
would fall back if the global
market fell back. Lets Go Into Details! Effects of British Colonization on Singapore Economical Environmental Social The British Colonization had a lot of effects on many aspects of Singapore. Some were influenced more than others, but all contributed to what Singapore is now. Politics of Singapore Significant Impacts! Singapore's economy came to rely a lot on world trade. It was the legacy that the British left, and Singapore was able to become one of the 4 asian tigers along with Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. The Environmental Effects British Colony: Singapore <Singapore> Past Current The Singaporean Cricket Club - The British government cooperates with Singapore today by using Singapore as a kind of a springboard to launch businesses in Asia.

-UK companies have access to high value projects and their relationship is being improved with joint business endeavors, research, and development under the UK-Singapore Economics & Business. The UK helps investors from Singapore to

- It's still more of a taker thing because this is designed to benefit the British more. - The UK works with Singapore to stop global security issues and reduce the damage.
- They can consult each other about topics like capital punishment, and they have a close military relationship because they are members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements with Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. Improving International Security UK Trade and Investment services By: Joony Yim & James Wang Current Event 1 1819 1832 1869 Current Event 2 Thank You! The development of Singapore's GDP and Health "A Brief History of Singapore." Your Singapore. Singapore Tourism Board, n.d. Web. 31 May 2013. <http://www.yoursingapore.com/content/traveller/en/browse/aboutsingapore/a-brief-history.html>.

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