• Jan 1, 1100

    The Begining

    In the beginning, Singapore was established as a gion under the Rajendra Chola of the Chola empire.
  • Trading

    Stamford Raffles arrives in Singapore with William Farquhar to establish a trading post for the British East India Company.
  • British colony

    Singapore becomes part of the British colony of Straits Settlements under the rule of the East India Company, together with Malacca and Penang.
  • Education

    Tao Nan School established by the Hokkien Huay Kuan.
  • Rebelian

    The Singapore Mutiny occurred as British Muslim Indian sepoys rose up against the British.
  • First election held

    This is very valuable because it shows that they are adapting to western ideals with a democratic way of doing things. This will in turn allow them to become one of the most competent countries in the world.
  • Singapore becomes independent and joins the UN

    Singapore pulls out of the Federation of Malaysia, at Malaysia's invitation, amid political and ethnic tensions. The territory becomes an independent republic and joins the United Nations.
  • Joins ASEAN

    Singapore founder member of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).
  • British military withdrawn

    Last British military forces withdrawn from Singapore allowing them to rule their country by themselves whithout outside control
  • Cheong becomes first elected president

    Ong Teng Cheong becomes first directly-elected president