Singapore is an island nation in Southeast Asia located at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula. It is the world's fourth leading financial center, playing a vital role in global trade and finance.

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Why did Singapore favor a merger with Malaysia?

Singapore favour for merger with Malaysia because for common market and for independence.

  • The PAP felt that Singapore's survival as an independent nation would be difficult.
  • Singapore lacked natural resources.
  • Entrepot trade was declining.
  • Growing population which required more jobs.
  • The Malayan government introduced import and export tariffs on goods which led further decline in Singapore's trade.
  • PAP government felt that a merger with Malaya would bring about rapid economic growth especially with the setting up of common market.
  • The common market would allow goods to be bought and sold freely without being taxed.
  • This would increase trade, expand industries and create more jobs.
  • The PAP saw that Singapore's best hope for complete freedom was through a merger with Malaya.
  • There were some areas like defense and internal security that were still under British control.
  • The British were reluctant to grant full independence to Singapore because they were worried about the communist threat in Singapore.
  • Moreover, When the PAP was formed in 1954, it included moderates and radicals.

Singapore lacked natural resources and faced a declining trade amount. More jobs were needed to meet the demands of the population. The Malayan government imposed import and export tariffs on goods traded between the 2 countries. Singapore also faced Communist threat and that made the British not grant full independence to Singapore. Singapore hence felt that by merging with Malaya, the British would grant Singapore full independence and Malaya would share natural resources and jobs. Trade amounts might also go back up and the tariffs could be removed.

Cars & Vehicles
History of Singapore

Where to buy carbon fiber sticker in Singapore?

In Singapore, i got my carbon fibre sticker from

The material is good n stretchable to paste. thumb Up!

Holidays and Traditions
History of Singapore

When is Singapore's Racial Harmony Day?

21st July every year. 1964 is when it started.

Herbs Spices and Seasonings

Are there black salt in Singapore?

it depends on where in singapore. in most divisions yes, but division 4 and 9 no

Salary and Pay Rates

How much does a typical female social escort earn in Singapore?

Based on our experience operating a social escort agency in Singapore (SecretEscorts), we have had women from all walks of life - from university undergraduates, corporate executives, models to air stewardesses. In average, these female social escort earns from $500 to a $3000 per day.

However earnings vary from person to person, depending on each individual's charm, personality and commitment level. Some social escorts maintain their day job and provide part-time social escort services to supplement their income. It is generally a high paying job hence it is uncommon to see many leave their day job eventually to provide full time social escort services. Having a good relationship with a serious and established escort agency ensures that you meet the right clients which in turn gives you more confidence with your job.

Waste and Recycling

How much waste is produced by Singapore each year?

Singapore produce 2.6 million tonnes each year.

Time Zones

How many hours ahead of GMT is Singapore?

GMT + 8hrs

Politics and Government
Political Office Holders

Who was the previous Prime Minister of Singapore?

Goh Chok Tong was the previous Prime Minister of Singapore, preceded by Lee Kuan Yew.


How does the drainage system work in Singapore?

all waste flows into the ocean.

Super Bowl

Where can you watch 2011 Super Bowl in Singapore?

Try Dan Ryans near the Regent Hotel or Brewwerkz on Clarke Quay

Rhode Island

Is Singapore smaller than Rhode Island?

Yes, it is about 1/4 the size of Rhode Island.


What do Singapore Indian men wear?

ONLY purple and brown striped thongs

History of Singapore

What is the difference between Singapore and Japan?

Following are the main differences:

1. In Singapore, table manners are in-lined with the western culture. However, in Japan, it is a basic courtesy to say 'Itadakimasu' before eating and 'Gochisosama deshita' after finishing your food.

2. a traditional Japanese home usually uses parquet floor design and Singapore uses marble floor and tiled.

3. In Singapore, usually the types of card games play are mainly poker cards, such as "Black Jack", "Big 2" and etc. However, in Japanese culture, their traditional card game was called "Hanafuda."

Calling and Area Codes

Where is telephone country code 65?

Country code +65 (dialed as 00 65 from many places) is Singapore.

Mobile phone numbers begin with +65 8 or +65 9.

Landlines begin with +65 6.

VoIP numbers begin with +65 3.

(The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)

Flight Times

How many hours from Madrid to Singapore?

13 hours.

Personal Finance
Entertainment & Arts

Who is the richest person in Singapore?

Ng Teng Fong

2010 Net Worth: $7.8 billion

Age: 82

Industry: Hotel & Malls

History of Singapore

What is the main street in Singapore?

Orchard road.

Pyrotechnics and Fireworks

Are fireworks legal in Singapore?

of course not


Where can you buy earthworms in Singapore?

Any horticulture companies have them. Look up Singapore's Yellow Pages.

Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Electronics Engineering
Acronyms & Abbreviations

Are there any HVAC companies in Singapore?

I am sure there are service and installation companies, I don`t know about manufacturers though I believe Dunham/Bush has a plant somewhere in Malaysia.

HSC Maharashtra Board

When will the N level results be released?

19th December 2011

Southeast Asia

Where is Singapore?

Singapore, also known as the Republic of Singapore, is located in Southeast Asia. It is an island state at the southern tip of the Malaysia Peninsula.

It is one of the few remaining city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

It is a country of approximately 4 million people, governed by a party named PAP (People's Action Party) which took over the Singapore government in 1965.


Singapore was known as Temasek, which was then governed by Malaysia. Sir Stamford Raffles then got the governance of Singapore from the rightful Malaysian Sultan Hussein, and developed Singapore into an important port in the trade between China and India.

During World War 2, Singapore fell to the Japanese for two and a half years. It was then known as Syonan-to .

After WW2, Singapore attempted to break free from British colonization, as many were unhappy with the British for being unable to protect Singapore. Singapore first achieved self internal governence and then the British gave up the external governence in terms of army etc later on.

Singapore then went on to become a state of Malaysia, the new name of the former Malaya.

Singapore achieved independence in 1965, after it broke out of Malaysia.

Also, Twilight hottie Jackson Rathbone, was born there!
Singapore is located in South-East Asia, south of West Malaysia, south of Java of Indonesia and east of Sumatra of Indonesia.
South-East Asia.
It's Singapore, and it's Northwest of Indonesia and Southwest of Malaysia.

Justin Bieber

When and where is justin bieber's next concert in Singapore?

  • Justin Bieber is constantly performing, so he has concerts all the time, in a bunch of places. If you live in a smaller city, check for a concert in a bigger city near you!
  • To know when Justin Bieber is in Singapore, look out for any world tours! It'll probably be big news if he comes to Singapore, as he doesn't go there frequently.
  • Check Ticketmaster. That link is below. It lists all of his upcoming concert dates and locations, the ticket prices, you can buy tickets for them, and even follow him to receive notifications of new concerts.
  • You can look on his official website, in the related links below, to see if he lists any upcoming tour dates. Right now, his official site does not list any specific tour dates, though.
  • Check his official facebook page (linked below). He usually has all of his tour events listed and updated there.
  • Check his Twitter (linked below). Sometimes he announces concerts there.
Pregnancy Tests

How much is paternity test in Singapore?

It cost just right under SGD $500

Flight Times
History of Singapore

How long is a flight from Singapore to Guang Zhou?

3hr 50min to 4hr 00min Singapore Changi (SIN) to Guangzhou (CAN) by a nonstop flight operated by China Southern Airlines or Singapore Airlines.


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