Chinese Secret Societies (gangs) had...
Lack of women
The Straits Settlements (what three places were part of the straits settlements)
What ethnic group was encouraged to work in agriculture?
What's the guy name that founded Penang?
Who could be considered the founding fathers of Singapore?
Sir Stamford Raffles
Why were people and traders enticed to Singapore in the early days?
Close proximity to trade route
What were the push factors that pushed people out of China?
Lack of space
Road to Independence - Which came first the Malayan Federation or the Malayan Union?
Malay Union - 1946
Federation - 1948
Three political parties
UMNO - Malay
MCA - Chinese
MIC - Indian
What is Singapore's Independence Day?
August 9, 1965
When did Malaya get full Independence?
August 31, 1957
When the British proposed the Malayan union what area was left out and the British wanted to keep?
Why didn't the Malays like the union?
The sultans lost their real political power
The Chinese and Indians were given equal rights and the Malays thought Malaya was their country
Other than Aseroth, what countries opposed the formation of Malaysia?
Philippines and Indonesia
Who was the first leader of Malaysia?
Tong Ku Abdul Ramen
Who was the first prime minister of Singapore?
Lee Kuan Yew
Who was the first president of Singapore?
Yusuf bin Ishak
Whose the current prime minister of Singapore?
Lee shen long
Whose the current president of Singapore?
Where does Singapore get most of its water from?
Why does Singapore have core values?
It's not about the individual it's about the community
What's the KTM?
the Malaysian railway system
Central Provident Fund
What is Singapore's recent campaign about language?
Speak good English!
What are the five C's?
Country club membership
Explain a Kampong House
Built on stilts
Who does national service in Singapore?
What was the name of one of Singapore's famous campaign to stop people from having kids?
Stop at two!
What was the original name of Sentosa?
"The Island of Death"
Social Development Unit
People's Action Party
Central Business District
Electronic Road Pricing
Certificate of Entitlement
Mass Rapid Transit
Housing Development Board
United Malays National Organization
What's the name of the government controlled company that owns Singapore airlines?
What was the main difference in approach towards public housing between the british and Singaporean system?
People buy the houses in Singapore, British rent
Three examples of buildings that reflect British architecture
Why were early travelers scared to go through the straits of Singapore?
What did Singapore have which meant it was a good port?
Deep water harbor
Central location between india and china
Ships had to pass close to it anyway if they were using the straits of Melaka
Who helped Singapore militarily after independence?
How are Israel and Singapore similar?
Both surrounded by Islamic nations/states
Where was Britain's major naval base in Singapore?
Where was the major British air force base?
Why were British investors scared of investing in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan?
How was Singapore able to entice foreign investments?
Educated work force
Labor laws which favored the employer
smaller vessels that receive cargo and carry it to the wharves up the Singapore River
literally translates to the "sea people"
the Malay people that lived and traveled in the boats on the sea were often referred to as the Orang Laut
a peg: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
In Islamic theology jinn are said to be creatures with free will, made from 'smokeless fire' by Allah in the same way humans were made of earth, they are neither angel or demon (though bad jin's can be demons)
a crossroads depot for exchanging the goos of East and West
Who was the prime minister at the time of the Michael Fay incident?
Goh Chok Tong
Which political party won 81 seats in the 2011 election?
Did lose a GRC in aljuniad
Which political party won 6 seats at the election?
The workers party - WP
The Workers Party
Singapore voters are always worried about three things, what three things?
Paramaswara (prince of Sumatra) found Melaka
15th century Chinese presence began (Admiral Cheng Ho) in Melaka
Portuguese conquered Melaka (400 years of colonization)
Dutch took over Melaka (150 year old)
British took over Melaka from the Dutch
Dutch took Melaka back
British took Melaka
Melaka belonged to the Japanese (Japanese occupation)
Melaka went back to the UK