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Singapore
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1. General Situation

The island of Singapore was obtained from Malay rulers in Johor in 1819 by Stamford Raffles (1781–1826). Established as a free trading port, it became part of the British Straits Settlements along with Malacca and Penang. The British surrendered to the Japanese in February 1942, and in 1946 Singapore became a crown colony. After independence in 1963 it was part of the Federation of Malaysia until 1965.

Under the leadership of Lee Kwan Yee (prime minister 1959–90), Singapore became a p…

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Roxborogh, John and Yeow, Choo-Lak, “Singapore”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 30 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.9>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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