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Despite an earlier agreement to establish a common market, Singapore continued to face restrictions when trading with the rest of Malaysia. Bumboats used to transport cargoes and supplies between nearshore ships and Singapore River, c. Fort Canning hill centre was home to its ancient and early colonial rulers. However, the Sultanate was weakened by factional division and Tengku Abdu'r Rahman and his officials were loyal to Tengku Rahman's elder brother Tengku Long who was living in exile in Riau. It was subsequently re-occupied by British, Indian and Australian forces following the Japanese surrender in September.

They killed their officers and several British civilians before the mutiny was suppressed by non-Muslim troops arriving from Johore and Burma. This gave Singapore independence, unusually against its own will. The plan was for the Home Fleet to sail quickly to Singapore in the event of an emergency.

Singapore was not yet fully independent, as the British still controlled external affairs such as the military and foreign relations. Independence of Singapore Agreement A symbol of Singapore, the Merlion was erected in The Merger Referendum provided options for a merger with Malaysia, but no option for avoiding the merger. Singapore's free port trade was at Singapore River for years.

Unfortunately, it was a base without a fleet. Founding of modern Singapore and Singapore in the Straits Settlements survey map. The British Home Fleet was stationed in Europe, and the British could not afford to build a second fleet to protect its interests in Asia. Japanese newspapers triumphantly declared the victory as deciding the general situation of the war. There was also a shortage of food leading to malnutrition, disease, and rampant crime and violence.

The British on their

Singapore emerged as an important transportation hub and a major tourist destination. He led a delegation to London, but Britain rejected his demand for complete self-rule.

Given Singapore's limited size and

Given Singapore's limited size and lack of natural resources, it was felt integrating with Malaya would provide a route to stronger economic development. The British, on their part, were prepared to gradually increase self-governance for Singapore and Malaya.