Singapore - state flag
The flag was officially introduced in 1959. Red and white, which are also the
Malay colors, represent respectively. equality and brotherhood as well as purity
and virtue. The crescent moon symbolizes a young state in its quest for
democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality, shown by the five stars.
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Singapore - mass media
The first newspaper, The Singapore Chronicle, was published 1824-35, and The
Straits Times has been published since 1845. In 1876, the first newspaper for
Asians, Jawi Peranakan, was published. In the early 2000-t. published nine
dailies in several languages (49% English, 44% Chinese, 6% Malay and 1% Tamil)
for a total of just over one million. copies. The latest addition is the free
newspaper Today, which with short, sharp articles allegedly targets busy readers
(circulation 100,000). The first radio broadcast in the area went on the air in
1936, and black and white television was introduced in 1963, color television in
1974. In 2006, there were 18 local radio and six television stations
broadcasting in several languages. With about 2.5 million. users in 2006, the
internet has gained significant traction. Both the state and the privately owned
media are controlled by the state. Political opposition does not speak. As No.
140 out of 167, Singapore ranks poorly on Journalists Without Borders' worldwide
index of press freedom, which has, among other things. Denmark, Finland and
Iceland in a shared first place.mandarin (Chinese) as well as singing
competitions to put people in a good mood. The media is also actively used in
the fight against crime: Offenders who, for example, have left the water in an
elevator, are exhibited with their names and pictures in the newspapers.
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Singapore - architecture and museums
The ancient Chinese settlement pattern with close connection between housing,
trade and crafts has over time been broken up and replaced by high-rise housing
in satellite cities.
From the British colonial era are the National Museum (1887), Victoria
Memorial Hall & Theater (1862) and the City Hall (1929); however, it is
especially the business skyscrapers that characterize the cityscape.
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More recent times include the Chinese bank's high-rise building OCBC-tower
(1975) by IM Pei and Tange Kenzo's Guan Bee Building (1986) as well as the
Temasek Polytechnic (1996) by James Stirling and Michael Wilford.
The opposite is the Supreme Court of Singapore (2005) by Foster and Partner,
a complex of lower blocks around an inner public space with museum, library and
Singapore - history
Under the name Tumasik, Singapore was subject to the Srivijaya Empire until
the 1300's. and then passed to the Majapahite Empire, then to the Thai kingdom
of Ayutthaya and the Melaka Empire. In the 1500's. got Portugal and in the
1600's. Holland control of the area. In 1819, British India
Administrator Stamford Raffles established a trading post on the site, and under
British supremacy, a port was established that eventually became an
international traffic and trade hub. In 1832, Singapore became the headquarters
of the British colony unit Straits Settlements, which gained the status of a
crown colony in 1867 until the Japanese conquest in 1942. With the formation of
the Malay Union in 1946, the Straits Settlements were dissolved and Singapore
was separated as an independent crown colony. Singapore gained full autonomy in
1959 and then joined Malaysia in 1963-65. Pga. an ethnopolitical dispute between
the PAP (People's Action Party), the leading Chinese party in Singapore, and
the UMNO (United Malays National Organization), the dominant Malaysian party in
Malaya, which was also part of Malaysia, Singapore was forced out of the federal
state in 1965 and has since been an independent state. The PAP consolidated its
authoritarian position under the leadership of Lee Kuan Yew, and the government
embarked on an export-oriented industrialization policy that laid the foundation
for its position as the richest state in South Asia. Lee Kuan Yew resigned as
Prime Minister in 1990; he was succeeded by Goh Chok Tong (b. 1941), who again
in 1994 was succeeded by Lee Hsien Loong (b. 1952), who is the son of Lee Kuan