After World War II, many people living in countries underAfter World War II, many people living in countries under
foreign ruleforeign rule
Wanted to put an end to foreign rule. They also wanted toWanted to put an end to foreign rule. They also wanted to
Themselves. The people in Singapore were no different……..Themselves. The people in Singapore were no different……..
It is important for the Singapore government because when 1942 the
Japanese people’s are fighted. Than finally Singapore are fell to Japanese on 15
February 1942. When Singapore Solve their problems
Singapore government its ‘important for our own country them think
WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS
IMPORTANT FOR US TO
GOVERN OUR OWN
It is important for us to govern our own country
because we were not
Independence , to achieve our independence from
the British and how
We finally became an independent nation.
Some peaceful means while others used violence to
achieve their goals,
The people soon demanded to rule Singapore
themselves and post-war problems such as
unemployment , food shortages and lack of housing
And school continue
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO
BE SELF – GOVERNING?
•Building a strong
economy and creating
jobs , gaining
independence from the
British and keep
WHAT WERE THE
REASONS FOR THE
When the PAP frist came into power , it had to ensure that Singapore was able
to survive. It needed to build a strong economy and create jobs for the people.
Overseas companies were encouraged to set up their factories in Singapore. The
new factories provided jobs for the people.
To sell their products, the companies needed a bigger market
The government looked to Malaya as a bigger market for the products made in
Singapore. It hoped to set up a Common Market was more likely to happen if
Singapore merged with Malaya to form a new country
Dr Goh keng Swee Finace Minister send a message When I went home for
lunch, I passed big schools and saw thousands of kids going home at 1pm. I kept
on worrying about where I was going to find jobs for them
In a Common market, produCts between states Can be sold
wIthout beIng taxed.
In malaya, there Is a large populatIon. we Can sell our
tyres to the people lIvIng In the many states there and
make lots of money
but when the Common market Is set up, we wIll not be taxed
when we sell our tyres In malaya . thIs means that we Can
sell the tyres at Cheaper prICes and more people wIll buy
do you know what Is
In 1959, the British granted full self-
government to Singapore. However, the
Singapore leader felt that Singaporeans
should be their own master and be totally
free from British rule. The British , however
were not ready to grant independence to
The Malayan government was very successful in controlling the activities of the
Malayan communists. By the late 1950s many communists had surrendered to
the Malayan government. It was clear that the Communists were too weak to
challenge the Malayan goverment
KEEPING THE COMMUNISTS
This flag is commonly adopted by the communist parties
•Why is the background colour red?
•The red flag symbolises left-wing politics communist
What Does the symbol represent?
The meaning: unity between industrial and agricultural workers.