What did independence mean for sg?
What did independence mean for Singapore?
Good morning, fellow Greenviewans. Today i am going to share with you about the topic, "What did independence mean for Singapore". As we all knw ee Kuan Yew felt devastated when Singapore seperated from Malaysia. Therefore, Singapore's only option was to gain independence. What does independence mean anyway? Independence is basically the state of being free, free from other countries' rule. The locals thought that instead of foreigners governing the country, they could self govern. After independence, riots happened all across Singapore. They usually fought because of disagreements between each other. Singapore faced with problems all over the island after the independence. There was demand for local political involvment. More control over government was given to the local people. A commission, which was led by a British official, Sir George Randel , recommended that limited self-government to be granted to Singapore at 1955.In 1964, Lee Kuan Yew founded the People's Action Party(PAP). It was a multi racial political group. The PAP was against British rule in Singapore.They wanted Singapore to merge with Malaysia to gain independence with Malaysia. Independence to the PAP meant merger with Malaysia while independence to the British and some locals meant self governance. People's aspirations were so filled as years to come.As Singapore was under PAP's governance, nessecities were not so scarce in Singapore. Street lamps and water standpipes were built. Many people could now enjoy many amenities such as gas and telephone services. Over 26,000 HDB flats were built all across Singapore and about 23% of SIngapore population were living in HDB flats built by the PAP. Schools were built and teachers were recruited to provide more better oppourtunities for the students. Primary school enrolment increased from 267,000 to 333,000 while Secondary school enrolment nearly doubled. Between 1959 and 1963 various factories started manufacturing goods to be imported to other countries. PAP made Singaporeans who we are today.