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Economic History of Singapore __ "Other than location the only resource that could be a basis for the economic development and prosperity of Singapore is its labor force, more specifically the training of its labor force. Singapore could not hope to compete upon the basis of the cheapness of its labor; it had to create technical skills that are unavailable elsewhere in the Third World."  A good look at Singapore's economic history. - From Thayer Watkins -

The History & Culture of Singapore: Annotated Internet Resources __ Resources for Singapore history. - From Robert Y. Eng -

History: Singapore __ Overview of Singapore history along with a lengthy bibliography. - From -


History of Singapore __ "Singapore rose in importance during the 14th century under the rule of Srivijayan prince Parameswara and became an important port until it was destroyed by Portuguese raiders in 1613."  An encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

History of Singapore __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Singapore." - From -

The History of Singapore__ A virtual online book about the history of Singapore divided into click-to-read chapters and headings. - From -


The National Heritage Board __ This organization preserves, presents and promotes the cultural heritage of Singapore. Information & links to its institutions. - illustrated - From -

Singapore History __ "Written accounts of the early history of Singapore are sketchy and the names used to refer to the place are varied. A Chinese account of the third century refers to Singapore as Pu-luo-chung,..."  A concise look at Singapore's history. - From -

Singapore - History __ "Some historians believe a town was founded on the Singapore Island as early as the 7th century, while other sources claim that "Singapura" (Lion City) was established by an Indian prince in 1299."  A general look at history. - From -

Singapore History __ A brief review of Singapore history. - From -

Singapore History __ An overview of Singapore history along with other information about Singapore. - From -

Singapore - History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations __ General history, legal and political history along with history of Singapore's educational system. - From Net Industries -


Singapore History: from the early beginnings to the colonial era __ "Since its early beginnings that intertwine fact and folklore, Singapore has been engaged in the pomp of ancient Malay empires, the intrigues of medieval trade, the bartering of European colonial powers and the challenge of nation-building."  A brief overview of this interesting story. - From - 

Singapore History Museum __ "Past & present exhibitions, with topics ranging from Chinese secret societies to the Pacific War to weddings & marriage, all with extensive commentaries & images" - illustrated - From -

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Singapore __ "In 1819, the Sultan of Johore permitted English businessman Sir Stamford Raffles and the East Indian Company to establish a trading post in Singapore. At the time, Singapore was a small, swampy fishing village on the Malay Peninsula. Nevertheless, with grand prospects ahead, several Jewish traders from Baghdad migrated to Singapore and established the highly successful trade center Change Alley."  A history of the Jewish People and Singapore. - From -

World History Archives: History of Singapore __ You will find click-to-read articles and resources about Singapore history. - From -


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