Straits Settlements
The Straits Settlements (Malay: Negeri-negeri Selat, نڬري-نڬري سلت; Chinese: 叻嶼呷) were a group of British territories located in Southeast Asia. Originally established in 1826 as part of the t...
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British Military Administration (Malaya)
The British Military Administration (BMA) was the interim administrator of British Malaya between the end of World War II and the establishment of the Malayan Union in 1946. Specifically, the entity l...
King of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
King of the Cocos Islands was a title, initially given by the press but later self-proclaimed, to John Clunies-Ross, a Scottish sea captain, and other members of his family.He went to live on the Coco...
Straits Settlements cricket team
The Straits Settlements cricket team was the team that represented the Straits Settlements in international cricket matches between 1890 and 1940.
Between 1890 and 1909, the Straits Settlements pl...
Supreme Court of Christmas Island
The Supreme Court of Christmas Island was the highest court for Christmas Island, an external territory of Australia. The court was originally established in 1958 after sovereignty over the island wa...
East India Company
The East India Company (EIC), more properly called the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), was an English joint-stock company, formed to pursue trade with the East Indies, but which ended up tradin...
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Orang Cocos
The Orang Cocos or Cocos Malays are an ethnic group residing in Sabah, eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo. They primarily reside in Kampung Cocos near Lahad Datu in Tawau Division. Originally fr...
Postage stamps and postal history of the Straits Settlements
The Straits Settlements of the Malayan Peninsula have a postal history distinct from the other Malayan areas.
Mail was originally handled privately by passing ships; the earliest known postal mark...
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Legislative Council of Singapore
The Legislative Council of Singapore was a Legislative Council in Singapore that assisted the Governor in making laws in Singapore. It officially came into existence in 1946, when the Repeal Act aboli...
William Farquhar
Major-General William Farquhar (/ˈfɑːkər/ FAH-kər; 26 February 1774 – 11 May 1839) was an employee of the East India Company, and the first Resident of colonial and Commandant British of Singapore.
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John Turnbull Thomson
John Turnbull Thomson (10 August 1821 – 16 October 1884) was a British civil engineer and artist who played an instrumental role in the development of the early infrastructure of nineteenth century Si...
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Straits dollar
The Straits dollar was the currency of the Straits Settlements from 1898 until 1939. At the same time, it was also used in the Federated Malay States, the Unfederated Malay States, Sarawak, Brunei, an...
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Double Tenth Incident
The "Double Tenth incident" or "Double Tenth massacre" occurred on 10 October 1943, during the Second World War Japanese occupation of Singapore. The Kempeitai – Japanese Military Police –...
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Chinese Protectorate
The Chinese Protectorate was an administrative body responsible for the well-being of ethnic Chinese residents of the Straits Settlements during that territory's British colonial period. Protectorates...
Mamoru Shinozaki
Mamoru Shinozaki (篠崎 護, Shinozaki Mamoru, February 1908 – early 1990s), a former Japanese diplomat was convicted and jailed by the British for spying for Japan before the Second World War. He ...
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Japanese war crimes
Japanese war crimes occurred in many Asian and Pacific countries during the period of Japanese imperialism, primarily during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. Some of the incidents have a...
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Franklin Charles Gimson
Sir Franklin Charles Gimson, KCMG, KStJ, (Chinese: 詹遜, 10 September 1890 – 13 February 1975) was a British colonial administrator, who served in Ceylon from 1914 to 1941, and later, the Colonial Secre...
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Self-governance of Singapore
The self-governance of Singapore was carried out in several stages. Since Singapore's founding in 1819, Singapore had been under the colonial rule of the United Kingdom. The first local elections on a...
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Christmas Island cuisine
The cuisine of Christmas Island can best be described as an eclectic combination of traditional Australian cuisine and Asian cuisine, particularly meals from Malaysia, China and Indonesia.
As of 2...
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Straits Settlements Volunteer Force
The Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (SSVF) was a military reserve force in the Straits Settlements, while they were under British rule. While the majority of the personnel were from Singapore, som...
Straits Settlements Volunteer Force - Wikipedia
Great Britain in the Seven Years War
Great Britain was one of the major participants in the Seven Years' War which lasted between 1756 and 1763. Britain emerged from the war as the world's leading colonial power, having gained a number o...
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William Allmond Codrington Goode
Sir William Allmond Codrington Goode GCMG (June 8, 1907 - September 15, 1986) was a British colonial officer and served as governor to various colonies in the 20th Century.Goode was born in Twickenha...
British Far East Command
The Far East Command was a British military command which had 2 distinct periods. These were firstly, 18 November 1940 – 7 January 1942 succeeded by the American-British-Dutch-Australian Command (ABD...