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September 3, 2016

50 Amazing Color Photographs That Document Everyday Life in Singapore in the 1960s

Singapore often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

During World War II, Singapore was occupied by Japan. It gained independence from Britain in 1963, by federating with other former British territories to form Malaysia, but was expelled two years later over ideological differences. After early years of turbulence, and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its human capital.

Here below is an amazing color photo collection of Singapore in the 1960s, before becoming a global commerce, finance and transport hub.



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