What did independence mean for Singapore?
What were the responses and feelings of the people who went through independence? Why did they feel that way?
Problems that Singapore went through after Independence
- Lack of Jobs
- Lack of Shelters
- Racial Conflicts
Sources that support Abive
Singapore The making of a Nation-State , 1300-1975
"The Singapore Cabinet was informed of the separation on 7 August when we met Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at Temasek House , We were all very surprised . But in my heart I said , "That's the best news I have heard so far because in the two years since Singapore joined Malaysia , I could see the difficulties dealing with those people in Kuala Lumpur".
-Adapted froma an account by Othman Wok in 1982.
"I had no reaction beyond sensing that it was something important , I was not aware of the political issues than."
- Comment by S.Vijiayan , a Secondary 2 student 1965