4 days ago singapore, city-state located at the southern tip of the malay peninsula, about 85 miles (137 kilometres) north of the equator it consists of the diamond-shaped singapore island and some 60 small islets the main island occupies all but about 18 square miles of this combined area the main island is. Singapore's history dates back to the 14th century, when the island was part of the sri vijayan empire and called temasek (meaning sea town) legend has it that a visiting sri vijayan prince, sang nila utama, saw an animal he mistook for a lion (it was probably a tiger) and singapore's modern name was born in 1819. The founding of modern singapore in late 1818, lord hastings – the british governor general of india – appointed lieutenant general sir stamford raffles to establish a trading station at the southern tip of the malay peninsula the british were extending their dominion over india and their trade with china was expanding. Prof tan tai yong said the commemorative activities will reflect evidence of singapore's long history that could even pre-date the 14th century this runs counter to popular belief that raffles landed in singapore, founded modern singapore and (it was only then that) our history started it is important to. Singapore's mainstream history until recently has been confined largely to a story that commenced in 1819 with the arrival of british colonialism and therefore the modern era, with the implication being that there was only a mere sleepy fishing village before that research over the last two decades has,. It's a personal memoir intertwined with a first person account of singapore's history and takes you through the events leading to singapore's independence and then its struggle to develop as a modern nation lee's subsequent book, from third world to first, and hard truths to keep singapore going, by journalists who. Discover the story of singapore with this quick primer on our history understand our past and the events that led to the founding of modern singapore.
A chronology of key events in the history of singapore. Although singapore's modern history dates back to just 1819 with the arrival of sir stamford raffles as an agent of the east india company, a huge amount has happened to the island in those 200 years starting off as a truly international and cosmopolitan port city, singapore developed into a real beacon of the british. The ancient history of singapore brian e colless it seems fitting that, on the occasion of the commemoration of the founding of modern singapore 150 years ago, we should look further back than the year 1819 and see whether another examination of ancient documents can bring to light new data on the early.
Lee states that the modern history of singapore began in 1819 its founder raffles formulated a plan to divide the town into communal neighbourhoods or ' campongs', placing the europeans in the beach road area between stamford canal and arab street the chinese in south of the singapore river the. Mary turnbull, a history of modern singapore a must read authoritative a history of modern singapore: 1819-2005: c m turnbull: 9789971693435: amazoncom: books.
Open till august next year, singapura: 700 years lets visitors walk through seven centuries of the republic's history, accompanied by highly interactive exhibits here are six displays in the exhibition that are worth checking out 1 archeology in singapore photo: audrey kwok the archeology section. The book studying singapore's past: cm turnbull and the history of modern singapore, nicholas tarling is published by national university of singapore press. Comprehensive modern history of singapore, from c16 to present.
Founding of modern singapore the british, who were extending their dominion in india, and whose trade with china in the second half of the 18th century was expanding, saw the need for a port of call in this region to refit, revitalise and protect their merchant fleet, as well as to forestall any advance by the dutch in the east.
The history of singapore / jean e abshire p cm — (the greenwood histories of the modern nations) includes bibliographical references and index isbn 978–0 –313–37742–6 (hard copy : acid-free paper) — isbn 978–0–313–37743–3 ( ebook) 1 singapore—history i title ds6104a27 2011 95957—dc22. Maps most maps are set three to a page, with the bottom one being a 2005 map, and the two others being variously from the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s or 1990s ( there is not a single map from the 1970s for some reason, nor any from the 1930s or 1940s) the maps collectively tell a story of restless development and constant.
Title: a history of singapore author: chew, e c t, & lee, e publisher: oxford: oxford university press, 1991 call no: rsing 95957 his eighteen singapore scholars discuss the multi-faceted history of singapore from 1819 to the 1980s, with emphasis on the social transformation of modern singapore title: a sense of. Looking forward to the impending publication of the third edition of the book, she began by explaining why she retitled the book a history of modern singapore to more accurately reflect the scope of her book in light of growing research into pre -colonial singapore prof turnbull then discussed the main. 3: k g tregonning, “the historical background”, in modern singapore, edited by ooi jin-bee, chiang hai ding (singapore: university of singapore, 1969) page 8, para 4: wong lin ken “the strategic significance of singapore in modern history”, in chew & lee (eds) a history of singapore (singapore: oxford university. Buy a history of modern singapore, 1819-2005 by cmary turnbull (isbn: 9789971693435) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.