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5/10/10 5/10/10 11 SINGAPORE THE ISLAND NATION
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5/10/10 5/10/10 33 The lion head symbolizes courage, strength and excellence, as well as resilience in the face of challenges. It is in solid red against a white background - the colors of the national flag. Its mane's five partings represent the same five ideals that are embodied in the five stars of the national flag, namely democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. Its tenacious mien symbolizes resolve to face and overcome any challenges.
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5/10/10 5/10/10 44 HISTORY OF SINGAPORE The modern history of Singapore began in 1819 when Englishman, Sir Thomas Raffles established a British port on the island. Under British colonial \rule, it grew in importance as a centre for both the India- China trade and the entrepôt trade in Southeast Asia, rapidly becoming a major port city .
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5/10/10 5/10/10 55 Singaporeans lived under the laws of the British Local officials had a voice in the government A few of non British were educated in Great Britain and became lawyers and return to Singapore to provide legal assistance to the ‘local natives”.
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5/10/10 5/10/10 66 Living conditions in colonial Singapore were unsanitary and sometimes harsh British Settlers claimed the best lands and the best houses in Singapore Under British rule Singapore grew in importance as a trade route British government officials and merchants encouraged trade with India and the spice trade
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5/10/10 5/10/10 77 Singapore during WWII The myth of “fortress Singapore”
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5/10/10 5/10/10 99 Life under the Japanese The occupation of Singapore by the Japanese was like a long nightmare that lasted for three and a half years One of the first things that the Japanese was to imprison all Europeans in Changhi and other prisons
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5/10/10 5/10/10 1010 Life under Japanese occupation was a struggle for the Asian population as well. Especially the Chinese Whenever anyone passed a Japanese soldier on guard duty, they must bow. If he did not do so, he would be slapped, kicked or punished in some other way.
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