Quote Originally Posted by stroma
Singapore only gain independence and become a sovereign state 39 years ago.. Prior to that Singapore was a British colony..

Thanks for enlightening me... I think somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain I knew that... Anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY FORMER BRITISH COLONY...

Stroma ( Britain - STILL A BRITISH COLONY _ HA HA !!)
Hmmm, you learned a different history?

Singapore gained independance by joining Federation of Malaysia in 1963, and got separated in 1965 as a republic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore