1819 - 1890: Our Humble Beginnings

6 February 1819
William Farquhar is appointed as 1st Resident of Singapore

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June 1819
Naraina Pillai, the first Indian to set foot in Singapore

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By unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1819
Tan Tock Seng arrives in Singapore

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By Tan Tock Seng Hospital via [TTSH Website]

Late 1819
Munshi Abdullah arrives in Singapore

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By National Library Singapore via [Mothership]

1819
The first teochews in Singapore

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By John Edmund Taylor [CC BY 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons

1823
Beginning of Kampong Glam

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Courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board, [ visitsingapore.com]

9 June 1823
John Crawfurd is appointed as 2nd Resident of Singapore

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By unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

17 March 1824
Signing of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty in London

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Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore [Bicentennial Website]

2 August 1824
Signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between the EIC and the Johore Sultanate

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By The National Archives (United Kingdom) [Public domain] via [Wikimedia Commons]

1826
1830
Whampoa Hoo Ah Kay arrives in Singapore

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By unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1 Apr 1867
Singapore became a crown colony directly under the Colonial Office in London

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By BaronVonchesto. (Own work.) [CC BY-SA 3.0, GFDL or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

17 Nov 1869
Opening of Suez Canel

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By Royal Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

11 Jun 1877
Rubber came to Singapore

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By uncredited [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1890 – 1920: Contributions of Pioneer Migrants

1895
Lim Boon Keng becomes a legislative councillor

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Photo by Lee Brothers Studio Collection, Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore [via NAS Website]

1899
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School founded. First Chinese girls’ school in Singapore

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By Singapore Chinese Girls’ School [via SCGS Website]

1900
Sun Yat Sen’s first of nine visits to Singapore

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By Militaryace [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Spotlight on Eurasian community

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Photo by Lee Brothers Studio Collection, Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore [via NAS Website]

1905
P. Govindasamy Pillai arrives in Singapore

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Photo by National Archives of Singapore via [roots.sg]

1907
Mohammed Eunos becomes editor of Utusan Malayu

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Photo Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore [via Singapore Memory Project Website]

Contribution of Indian community

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This digital copy (c) National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work (c) Heng Ngian Phuan [via NLB Website]

1921 – 1941: Under the British Flag

1925
Singapore Traction Company, the first public motor-transport form, set up

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This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Tay Phuay Hwee. [via NLB Website]

1926
Formation of Kesatuan Melayu Singapora

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Photo Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore [via Singapore Memory Project Website]

1926
Singapore General Hospital opened

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By Singapore General Hospital [via SGH Website]

1927
First municipal power station opened at St. James

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All rights reserved. Preservation of Monuments Board Singapore 2010 [via NLB Website]

1927
Singapore Improvement Trust set up

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All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007. [via NLB Website]

1927
Kreta Ayer Incident

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By User:Zscout370 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1928
Opening of Raffles College

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From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009. [via NLB Website]

1932
Formation of Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)

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From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰收集. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007 [via NLB Website]

1937
Opening of Kallang Civil Airport

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From the Little Red Dot Collection. All rights reserved. National Library Board, 2011 [via NLB Website]

1941 – 1945: When Singapore was Syonan-To

8 Dec 1941
Japanese landings in Southern Thailand and Northern Malaya

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By Underwood & Underwood [Public domain], [via Wikimedia Commons]

8 Feb 1942
Battle of Singapore starts

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By Unknown [Public domain], [via Wikimedia Commons]

15 Feb 1942
Fall of Singapore

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[Public domain], [via Australian War Memorial Website]

21 Feb to 4 Mar 1942
Sook Ching Massacre

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Tham Sien Yen Collection from The Nanyang Miscellany, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore, [via NAS website]

1942 to 1945
Syonan-To Era

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1945 – 1955: The Tumultuous Post-War Years

12 Sep 1945
Japanese Surrender

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By Ashley (Fl Off), Royal Air Force Official Photographer [Public domain], [via Wikimedia Commons]

Sep 1945
British Military Administration (BMA) set up

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By No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit. Taylor E A (Captain) [Public domain], [via Wikimedia Commons]

1 Feb 1948
Federation of Malaya inaugurated, Singapore remained separate

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By The National Archives UK [No restrictions], [via Wikimedia Commons]

1 Mar 1948
First General Elections held in Singapore with 6 legislative council seats up for elections

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24 Jun 1948
Emergency is declared!

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1953
Rendel Commission

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11 Dec 1953
Enactment of the Central Provident Fund Ordinance

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By CPF Singapore, [via CPF Website]

1955 – 1965: Road to Merdeka

Apr 1955
General Elections David Marshall as First Chief Minister of Singapore

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Ministry of Information and the Arts Collection, [via National Archives of Singapore]

13 May 1954
Anti-National Service Riots

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Courtesy of National Heritage Board, Singapore, [via Roots Website]

12 May 1955
Hock Lee Bus Riots

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Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore, [via Roots Website]

23 Apr 1956
The 1st Merdeka Talks

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8 Jun 1956
Lim Yew Hock beomes the 2nd Chief Minister of Singapore

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10 Oct 1956
Protests by Chinese Middle School Students

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National Archives, United Kingdom, [via Roots Website]

11 Mar 1957
2nd Merdeka Talks

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13 May 1958
3rd Merdeka Talks

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National Archives of Singapore, [via NAS Website]

30 May 1959
Legislative Assembly General Elections

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People's Action Party (PAP), [via PAPWebsite]

5 Jun 1959
The first Cabinet is sworn in, Lee Kuan Yew becomes 1st Prime Minister of Singapore

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National Library Board Singapore, [via NLB Website]

3 Dec 1959
Yusok Ishak is sworn in as Yang Di-Pertuan Negara (head of state)

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Courtesy of President's Office, [The Istana]

1 Feb 1960
Establishment of Housing and Development Board (HDB)

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Courtesy of Housing & Development Board Singapore, [via HDB Website]

1961
Creation of Jurong Industrial Estate

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Courtesy of JTC Corporation, [via JTC Website]

1 Sep 1962
Referendum on Merger with Malaysia

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Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore, [via Roots Website]

16 Sep 1963
Merger with Malaya to form Malaysia

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21 Jul 1964
Communal Riots

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9 Aug 1965
Separation – Singapore Independence

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Courtesy of National Library Board Singapore, [via NLB Website]

1965 – 1990: Building a New Nation

21 Sept 1965
Singapore is admitted into the UN as the 117th member

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By Anonymous [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

22 Dec 1965
Constitutional Amendment Act passed and Yusof bin Ishak becomes the first President of Singapore

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Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore, [NAS Singapore]

14 Mar 1967
National Service Bill passed

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12 Jun 1967
Issue of the first Singapore Dollar

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Photo by Monetary Authority of Singapore, [MAS Singapore]

8 Aug 1967
Singapore is a founding member of ASEAN

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Jan 1968
Britain announces its intention to withdraw its armed forces from Singapore

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Photo from SINGAPORE, An Illustrated History 1941-1984, Ministry of Culture, via goodmorningyesterday.blogspot.sg

31 May 1969
Race Riots

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Photo by Internal Security Department Singapore, [MHA Singapore]

31 Oct 1971
British military forces withdraws from Singapore

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2 Jan 1972
Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares becomes the 2nd President of Singapore

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1972
Singapore Airlines is formed

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2 Sep 1972
PAP wins the 1972 GE

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1973
Presidential Council for Minority Rights set up

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By TteckK[Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

31 Jan 1974
Laju Terror Incident

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23 Dec 1976
PAP wins all 69 seats in the 1976 GE

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23 Dec 1980
PAP wins all 75 seats in the 1980 GE

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1 Jul 1981
Singapore Changi Airport starts operation

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Photo from National Library Board, [HistorySG]

24 Oct 1981
C V Devan Nair becomes 3rd President of Singapore

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Courtesy of President's Office, [The Istana]

2 Sep 1985
Dr Wee Kim Wee becomes the 4th President of Singapore

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Courtesy of President's Office, [The Istana]

15 Mar 1986
Hotel New World collapses

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Courtesy of the former Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, [NHB]

6 Jul 1990
The East West Line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is completed

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By SMRT Corporation, [SMRT Website]

22 Nov 1990
28 Nov 1990
Goh Chok Tong becomes the 2nd Prime Minister of Singapore

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By Arcimboldo [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1990 – 2004: Forging Ahead into the Millennium

26 – 27 Mar 1991
Hijack of SQ 117

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Konstantin von Wedelstaedt, [via Wikimedia Commons]

31 Aug 1991
PAP wins 1991 GE

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1 Sep 1993
Ong Teng Cheong becomes the 5th President of Singapore, 1st Elected President

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Courtesy of President's Office, [The Istana]

2 Jan 1997
PAP wins 1997 GE

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Jul 1997
Asian Financial Crisis

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1999
Sellapan Rama Nathan becomes the 6th President of Singapore

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Courtesy of President's Office, [The Istana]

2001
Economic Recession in Singapore

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3 Nov 2001
PAP wins 2001 GE

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Dec 2001
15 suspected militants of Jemaah Islamiyah are arrested for alleged bomb plot

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Apr 2003
SARS virus outbreak in Singapore

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6 May 2003
29 Oct 2003
A major research centre Biopolis opens

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Courtesy of Agency for Science, Technology and Research, [via A*STAR Website]

2004
National Service reduced from 2.5 to 2 years

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By Singapore Armed Forces, [via Wikimedia Commons]

20 Apr 2004
A section of Nicoll Highway collapses

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Courtesy of National Library Board Singapore, [NLB]

12 Aug 2004
Lee Hsien Loong becomes 3rd Prime Minister of Singapore

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Courtesy of Prime Minister's Office, [PMO]

2004 – Present Day: Singapore, Endearing Home

18 Apr 2005
6 May 2006
PAP wins 2006 GE

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9 Jan 2008
Sep 2008
1 Sep 2011
Dr Tan Keng Yam Tony sworn in as 7th President of Singapore

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Courtesy of President's Office, [The Istana]

24 Jun 2013
Haze in Singapore reaches 401 PSI, worst in Singapore History

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Courtesy of rsis.edu.sg, [remembersingapore.org]

1 August 2014
Launch of Pioneer Generation package

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Picture courtesy of Government of Singapore via [pioneers.sg]

23 Mar 2015
Lee Kuan Yew passes away. Singapore enters a one-week mourning period

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By Smk 84 [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

9 Aug 2015
Singapore’s Golden Jubilee

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Courtesy of PIRR Creatives, [pirrcreatives.com]

Aug 2016
Joseph Schooling is Singapore’s first Olympic Champion

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Photo by Ian Jones, International Olympic Committee, [olympic.org]

22 Aug 2016
S R Nathan passes away. Singapore enters a one-week mourning period

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By Smk 84 [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

8 Aug 2017
Future Economy Council holds first meeting with Mr Heng Swee Keat as chair

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Picture courtesy of Prime Minister's Office Singapore via [Prime Minister's Office Website]

12 June 2018
Kim – Trump Summit

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Photo by Dan Scavino Jr. [Public Domain] via [Wikimedia Commons]

19 August 2018
Announcement of Merdeka Generation package

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Photo by Prime Minister's Office via [Mothership]

23 Nov 2018
The 4th Generation of leaders emerges

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Image by People's Action Party via [channelnewsasia.com]

20 Dec 2018
United Nations passes resolution for new treaty on mediation named after Singapore

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By Anonymous [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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