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  1. By: Laura Ramula Class: 4R Singapore

  2. Contence Interesting Facts pg1 Map pg2 Captions pg3 Capital Tower pg4 Singapore Airlines pg5 Singapore Flag pg6

  3. Interesting Facts Singapore at world war II Where is Singapore? When Japan took over Singapore in World War II, Winston Churchill had called it "Britain's greatest defeat". In 1963, it merged with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form Malaysia. Even though Singapore later reverted to British rule in 1945, in less than two years, it split from the federation and became an independent republic on 9 August 1965. This was the same year when Singapore joined the United Nations on September 21. Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 kilometers (85 mi) north of the Equator, south of the Malaysian state of Johor and north of Indonesia's Riau Islands. At 704.0 km² (272 sq mi), it is one of the few remaining city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia. 1

  4. Map of Singapore Northern islands Western islands Southern islands Did you know that the capital city of Singapore is Singapore 2

  5. Captions Capital tower of Singapore Der Sri Mariamman Temple Singapore The flag of Singapore 3

  6. Capital Tower The Capital Tower is the fourth tallest skyscraper in the city of Singapore, reaching a height of 254 meters. Formally planned as the POSBank's headquarters building, it was transferred to the ownership of Capita Land. It became the company's flagship building and was then named after the company. Since the completion of the building in 2000, Capital Tower graces the Singapore skyline as the fourth tallest skyscraper, and the tallest building in the Shenton Way-Tanjong Pagar financial district. 4

  7. Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines began with the incorporation of Malayan Airways Limited (MAL) on 12 October 1947, by the Ocean Steamship Company of Liverpool, the Straits Steamship Company of Singapore and Imperial Airways. The airline's first flight was a chartered flight from the British Straits Settlement of Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on 2 April 1947 using an Airspeed Consul twin-engine airplane. Regular weekly scheduled flights quickly followed from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang from 1 May 1947 with the same aircraft type. The airline continued to expand during the rest of the 1940s and 1950s, as other British Commonwealth airlines provided technical assistance, as well as assistance in joining IATA. By 1955, Malayan Airways' fleet had grown to include a large number of Douglas DC-3s, and went public in 1957. 5

  8. Singapore Flag The national flag of Singapore was first adopted in 1959, the year Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire. It became the national flag upon the Republic's full independence on 9 August 1965. The design is a horizontal bicolour of red above white, charged in the canton by a white crescent moon facing, toward the fly, a pentagon of five small white five-pointed stars. The elements of the flag denote a young nation on the ascendant, universal brotherhood and equality, and various national ideals. The national flag is not used as an ensign by vessels at sea. In its place, one of three derivatives of the national flag is used, depending on a vessel's status: merchant vessels and pleasure craft fly a civil ensign of red charged in white with a variant of the crescent and stars emblem in the center; non-military government vessels such as coast guard ships fly a state ensign of blue with the national flag in the canton, charged with an eight-pointed red and white compass rose in the lower fly; and warships fly a naval ensign similar to the state ensign, but in white with a red compass rose emblem