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Singapore in Years

Each of these years is significant to Singapore in some way. See if you can guess what important events took place.
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Year
Hint
Answer
1819
Singapore becomes a trading post of this European power
United Kingdom
1942
Singapore is invaded by this country during World War II
Japan
1950
Riots take place in the wake of the custody trial of this Dutch girl
Maria Hertogh
1963
Singapore becomes the 14th State of this country
Malaysia
1965
This building is bombed as part of Indonesian Konfrontasi
MacDonald House
1965
Singapore gains _________
Independence
1967
Singapore co-founds this regional organisation
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
1967
This policy is instituted for all male citizens
National Service
1981
This important transport hub opens
Changi Airport
1987
Singapore's first MRT line begins operation
North-South line
1988
Electoral divisions are organised this way for the first time
Group Representative Constituencies
Year
Hint
Answer
1990
This man becomes Prime Minister
Goh Chok Tong
1997
This regional economic event hurts Singapore and its neighbours
Asian Financial Crisis
2003
This public health epidemic strikes Singapore
SARS
2004
This man becomes Prime Minister
Lee Hsien Loong
2008
This racing event takes place in Singapore for the first time
Singapore Grand Prix
2008
A nationwide manhunt is launched for this escaped criminal
Mas Selamat Kastari
2010
Singapore hosts the inaugural edition of this international sporting event
Youth Olympic Games
2010
These two casinos are opened
Resorts Worlds Sentosa | Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resorts
2015
This founding father passes away
Lee Kuan Yew
2017
Singapore has its first female President after introducing this policy
Reserved Presidency
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