I was there when Singapore decide Not to Live Under a dictatorship
Federation of Malaya was from 1955, and independence in 1957.
after Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore joined the federation in 1963 to form Malaysia the agreement was to have General elections within 12 Months
But this Man Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, AC, CH (February 8, 1903 – December 6, 1990) was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya
said Not whilst i am Prime Minister
so Singapore and Bruni went down their own road to Independence
In about 1963 the Union was formed Between Malaysia and singapore But the Tunku declaired The National religion as Muslim and the chinese were Discriminated By the Malaysia Federal Government so
1965 to 1979
The Jurong Industrial Estate was developed in the 1960s to industrialise the economy.
After gaining independence abruptly, Singapore faced a future filled with uncertainties. The Konfrontasi was on-going and the conservative UMNO faction strongly opposed the separation; Singapore faced the dangers of attack by the Indonesian military and forcibly re-integration into the Malaysia Federation on unfavorable terms. Much of the international media was skeptical of prospects for Singapore's survival
Singapore immediately sought international recognition of its sovereignty. The new state joined the United Nations on 21 September 1965, becoming the 117th member; and joined the Commonwealth in October that year. Foreign minister Sinnathamby Rajaratnam headed a new foreign service that helped assert Singapore's independence and establishing diplomatic relations with other countries.
On 22 December 1965, the Constitution Amendment Act was passed under which the Head of State became the President and the State of Singapore became the Republic of Singapore. Singapore later co-founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on 8 August 1967 and was admitted into the Non-Aligned Movement in 1970.
British troops had remained in Singapore following its independence, but in 1968, London announced its decision to withdraw the forces by 1971.
With the secret aid of military advisers from Israel, Singapore rapidly established the Singapore Armed Forces, with the help of a national service program introduced in 1967
] Since independence, Singaporean defense spending has been approximately five percent of GDP. Today, the Singapore Armed Forces is among the best-equipped in Asia.
Between 1964 and 1966 I was Involved with the Building of the singapore Air Force
the Singapore Purchased the refurbished Hunters and I refurbished the Ground support Equipment
and all the Hunter components from Borneo and Hong Kong were part of the Deal
My favorite place in singapore Is Orchard road and the Raffles Hotel
after I joined The australian Air Force we had regular deployments to Singapore Until the last Of the australian bases In malaysia and Singapore closed in about 1986
and I Believe that Lee Kwon Lee laid down a Very firm foundation that has enabled Singapore to Thrive
I was Involved In Kuantan with the Emergency and posted to Labuan Island during the Confrontation when I was In the RAF but went back to singapore every Month for special duty
and today the australian Military are still teaching the Singapore Military
Memories of Singapore are Roundabout locations were Named Circus Changi was the best place to get a good meal at a Good Price Long before It became the International Airport
and the Restoration of the old colonial Buildings is Terrific even with all the changes to Singapore
I still feel at Home there
first time in singapore 1964 then 66 71 72 73 84 86 a 2 day stop over in 94 and I realy miss My friends In Singapore
· 8 years ago