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  • 1. Singapore Melissa Tan Humanities Yellow Grade 6
  • 2. History of Singapore
    • In 1918, Singapore was founded as a British Trading Colony.
    • Singapore was under the Japanese occupation for 3 and a half years starting from 1942.
    • When World War II ended in August 1945, British forces returned but ceased in 1946.
    • Singapore became part of the Federation of Malaya in 1948.
    • Malaysia was formed in 1963 and comprised the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah.
    • On 9 August 1965, Singapore separated from Malaysia. Singapore became a democratic and independent nation, lead by the 1st Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew under the People’s Action Party.
    • Singapore was admitted to the United Nations on 21 September 1965.
  • 3. Environmental Factors
    • The climate in Singapore is tropical hot, humid and rainy.
    • There were two distinctive monsoon seasons: North-eastern Monsoon (Dec - Mar) and South-western Monson (Jun - Sep)
    • Inter monsoon happens frequently in the afternoon and early evening with thunderstorms and rain.
    • Currents Issues -(i) Industrial Pollution; (ii) Limited Natural Fresh Water Resources; (iii) Smoke and Haze caused from forest fires in Indonesia
  • 4. Statistic Factors
    • Population: 4,657,542 (estimated in 2009)
    • Median Age Total : 39 Years
    • Median Age Female: 39.4Year
    • Median Age Male: 38.5 Years
    • Spoken Languages: Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%,Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8% and other languages 0.9% (year 2000 census)
  • 5. Maps of Singapore
    • Map of Singapore
    • Singapore in the World
  • 6. Graphics of Singapore The Singapore Flag The Merlion (Singapore’s Icon) Singapore’s National Flower (Orchid) The Singapore Flyer
  • 7. URLs
    • Information:
    • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sn.html
    • http://app.www.sg/who/32/Founding-of-Modern-Singapore.aspx
  • 8. URLs
    • Pictures:
    • http://asiatours.com.sg/picture/other/Night%20Merlion.jpg
    • http://www.33ff.com/flags/XL_flags/Singapore_flag.gif
    • http://www.sbg.org.sg/tanglincore/images/vanda_Miss_joaquim.jpg
    • http://blog.ratestogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/singapore-flyer.jpg
    • http://www.nationsonline.org/gallery/Singapore/symbol_lion.gif
    • http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/mandai-orchid-garden-northern-singapore-sin105.jpg
    • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2703848168_eb6d235d70.jpg
    • http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/00/1e/34/94/singapore.jpg
    • http://msnbcmedia4.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/041119/041119_singapore_hmed_7p.hmedium.jpg