What did autonomy mean to Singapore

It means so much to Singapore because it would stop all the racial riots between the Chinese and the Malays. It also means that Singaporeans can decide what Singapore is going to look like in the future. Singapore won't have to worry about water and national security. And if we did not fight for the independence, we would be poorer. With that independence, Singapore could make it's own laws and the first law was that males 18 and above had to attend National Service(NS). And we are no longer dependent on others for Singapore's future but it also means that we need to buy resources such as water, food, materials, fuels etc. The independence was the one that got Singapore now in 2016, it has tourists attraction, places to work and other stuff. Because Lee Kuan Yew fought for the independence.