History UsefulNotes / Singapore

14th Jul '16 5:46:11 PM ablackraptor
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* Madripoor, a NoCommunitiesWereHarmed version in Creator/MarvelComics, although there is a separate Singapore in this universe.

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* Madripoor, a NoCommunitiesWereHarmed version in Creator/MarvelComics, although there is a separate Singapore in this universe. InUniverse, Madripoor is essentially the opposite of modern-day Singapore, being a crime-filled WretchedHive, and is often bought, taken over, our used as the home of various terrorist and criminal operations, from HYDRA to the Maggia to the Brotherhood of Mutants. Think Gotham City if it was located in the middle of Asia.
28th Jun '16 4:28:33 PM MeekGazelle
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* ''The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye'' by Sonny Liew details the life and work of Singapore's greatest comics artist, and how his works are affected by the history of Singapore itself.
25th Jun '16 11:20:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''AHDotComTheSeries'' featured a futuristic cyberpunk version of Singapore that has been launched into space and now orbits the Earth; it is the original home of crew member Flocculencio.

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* ''AHDotComTheSeries'' ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'' featured a futuristic cyberpunk version of Singapore that has been launched into space and now orbits the Earth; it is the original home of crew member Flocculencio.
8th Jun '16 1:06:07 AM LucaEarlgrey
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1st Jun '16 1:41:40 AM SSgt_LuLZ
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* Neraine from the [[WebGames flash game]] ''VideoGame/GeNeSis''.




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* Neraine from the [[WebGames flash game]] ''VideoGame/GeNeSis''.
* While not exactly Singaporean, Bolo Santosi from ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'' made waves across the internet solely from her cringe-worthy, exaggerated [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent Singaporean accent]] bordering on SoBadItsGood territory.



* An episode of ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' had the crew visit Singapore as part of the [[TournamentArc Vanguard Fight Circuit]].
* Not only does ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' feature a Singaporean character, the Singapore Merlion statue actually features in key episodes involving her.



* Not only does ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' feature a Singaporean character, the Singapore Merlion statue actually features in key episodes involving her.
* An episode of ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' had the crew visit Singapore as part of the [[TournamentArc Vanguard Fight Circuit]].



* The X-Corps from Creator/MarvelComics are also said to have a branch here.

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* ** The X-Corps from Creator/MarvelComics are also said to have a branch here.



* Singapore has been mentioned in at least one Film/JamesBond film. Seems like [[SecretIntelligenceService [=MI6=]]] has a tiny branch here in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', where the jamming signal from the Carver Media satellite gets picked up on.
* ''Film/INotStupid'', an affectionate satire of Singapore's former education system.
* Singapore has gotten mentions in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', as where parts of Batman's cowl are manufactured.
* ''Be With Me''
* Parts of ''Film/InTheMoodForLove'' are set in Singapore.



* ''Film/HitmanAgent47'' is the first major Hollywood production to be filmed in Singapore which, in addition to Berlin, is where the film is set.

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* ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004'': While on the run from colonial authorities in India, Phileas Fogg mentions, but quickly dismisses Singapore and Hong Kong as railroad destinations to avoid capture in British-occupied territories.
* Singapore has gotten mentions in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', as where parts of Batman's cowl are manufactured.
* ''Be With Me''
* Parts of ''Film/InTheMoodForLove'' are set in Singapore.
* ''Film/INotStupid'', an affectionate satire of Singapore's former education system.
* The second act of
''Film/HitmanAgent47'' is set in Singapore, where the first major Hollywood production to be filmed in Syndicate International headquarters is located.
*
Singapore which, has been mentioned in addition to Berlin, is at least one Film/JamesBond film. Seems like [[SecretIntelligenceService [=MI6=]]] has a tiny branch here in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', where the film is set.
jamming signal from the Carver Media satellite gets picked up on.



* ''The Singapore Wink'' a novel by Ross Thomas.

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* ''The Kevin Kwan's ''Crazy Rich Asians'' is about the lifestyle of the insanely rich in Singapore. It focuses on an Asian-American girl whose boyfriend takes her to his hometown in Singapore Wink'' for his best friend's wedding where she discovers that he comes from an extremely wealthy and influential Singaporean OldMoney family who lives in a novel by Ross Thomas.palace. Much of the country's culture is introduced here.



* James Clavell's novel ''King Rat'' (part of his Literature/AsianSaga series) is set in Singapore's notorious Changi prison during WorldWarTwo.
* Kevin Kwan's ''Crazy Rich Asians'' is about the lifestyle of the insanely rich in Singapore. It focuses on an Asian-American girl whose boyfriend takes her to his hometown in Singapore for his best friend's wedding where she discovers that he comes from an extremely wealthy and influential Singaporean OldMoney family who lives in a palace. Much of the country's culture is introduced here.

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* James Clavell's novel ''King Rat'' (part of his Literature/AsianSaga series) is set in Singapore's notorious Changi prison during WorldWarTwo.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.
* Kevin Kwan's ''Crazy Rich Asians'' is about the lifestyle of the insanely rich in Singapore. It focuses on an Asian-American girl whose boyfriend takes her to his hometown in ''The Singapore for his best friend's wedding where she discovers that he comes from an extremely wealthy and influential Singaporean OldMoney family who lives in Wink'' a palace. Much of the country's culture is introduced here.
novel by Ross Thomas.



* ''Film/HouseOfHarmony'' depicts a romance between a Singaporean Chinese woman and an American expatriate in the 1920s.



* ''Film/HouseOfHarmony'' depicts a romance between a Singaporean Chinese woman and an American expatriate in the 1920s.



* ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' has Singapore be uniquely triangular-shaped (besides [[VisualPun Bermuda]]) instead of spherical, and jokes concerning Singlish, capital punishment, ''karoshi'' and its relative wealth are rife there.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' has Singapore be uniquely triangular-shaped (besides [[VisualPun Bermuda]]) instead of spherical, and jokes concerning Singlish, capital punishment, ''karoshi'' and its relative wealth are rife there.
there, [[VerbalTic lah]].



* [[{{Battlefield4}} Battlefield 4]], a First-Person Shooter that features Chinese-occupied Singapore in one of its campaign missions.



** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' has a Strike Force Mission take place within a futuristic Keppel Harbour, with the Singapore skyline visible in the background.
** In ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'', a futuristic Singapore is featured prominently in promotional materials for the game. The advanced, wealthy city has since declined rapidly since 2060 after an industrial accident contaminates most of the Central Business District and is now under quarantine. The 54 Immortals, a local triad gang continues to perform nefarious criminal operations within the containment walls after the government abandons reclamation efforts due to frequent typhoons hitting the region[[note]]As part of the futuristic consequences of climate change; the region has never seen a natural disaster of that scale since, ''ever''[[/note]].

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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' has a Strike Force Mission take place within a futuristic Keppel Harbour, with the Singapore skyline visible in the background.
background. The multiplayer map "Cargo" takes place at the aforementioned Harbour.
** In ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'', a futuristic Singapore is featured prominently in promotional materials for the game. The advanced, wealthy city has since declined rapidly since 2060 after an industrial accident a bio-terrorist attack contaminates most of the Central Business District and is now under quarantine. The 54 Immortals, a local triad gang continues to perform nefarious criminal operations within the containment walls after the government abandons reclamation efforts due to frequent typhoons hitting the region[[note]]As part of the futuristic consequences of climate change; the region has never seen a natural disaster of that scale since, ''ever''[[/note]].''ever''[[/note]].
* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Deus Ex: Human Revolution]]: Part of it is set in a futuristic Singapore. Specifically, [[spoiler:Omega Ranch, a biotech research facility that is where all the surviving scientists are being held. Now that the Singapore government is focusing on promoting its biotechnology industry, this may not be too far-fetched.]]



* In the RTS game ''[[Videogame/MenOfWar Men of War: Assault Squad]]'' and it's sequel, a 1940s Singapore is one of the scenarios, featuring the playable attacking [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army]] against the defending [[BritsWithBattleships Commonwealth forces]]. It is depicted as a lush jungle terrain map and the British forces in possession of ''far'' too many tanks stationed there at the time in real life (read: zero).
* [[{{Battlefield4}} Battlefield 4]], a First-Person Shooter that features Chinese-occupied Singapore in one of its campaign missions.
* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Deus Ex: Human Revolution]]: Part of it is set in a futuristic Singapore. Specifically, [[spoiler:Omega Ranch, a biotech research facility that is where all the surviving scientists are being held. Now that the Singapore government is focusing on promoting its biotechnology industry, this may not be too far-fetched.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Medal of Honor: Rising Sun]]'' has a level set in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation, where OSS agents Joe and Tanaka attempts to infiltrate a secret Axis meeting held at Raffles Hotel while passing by old monumental landmarks such as Chinatown, Jamae Mosque and Sri Mariamman Temple.
* In the WWII RTS game ''[[Videogame/MenOfWar Men of War: Assault Squad]]'' and it's sequel, a 1940s Singapore is one of the scenarios, featuring the playable attacking [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army]] against the defending [[BritsWithBattleships Commonwealth forces]]. It is depicted as a lush jungle terrain map and the British forces in possession of ''far'' too many tanks stationed there at the time in real life (read: zero).
* [[{{Battlefield4}} Battlefield 4]], a First-Person Shooter that features Chinese-occupied Singapore in one of its campaign missions.
* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Deus Ex: Human Revolution]]: Part of it is set in a futuristic Singapore. Specifically, [[spoiler:Omega Ranch, a biotech research facility that is where all the surviving scientists are being held. Now that the Singapore government is focusing on promoting its biotechnology industry, this may not be too far-fetched.]]
27th Apr '16 4:58:11 AM alchixinren
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* ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' has Singapore be uniquely triangular-shaped (besides [[VisualPun Bermuda]]) instead of spherical, and jokes concerning Singlish, capital punishment, ''karoshi'' and its relative wealth are rife there.
27th Apr '16 4:53:21 AM alchixinren
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A British colony for a while, it was captured by the Japanese in 1942 after they came in via the jungle on bicycles - the naval guns were NOT pointed out to sea, as widely believed. They did not. however, have a lot of HE(High-Explosive) rounds, and the guns had to resort to firing ineffective armor-piercing rounds after these ran out . UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill called it the worst disaster in British history. This event, and the subsequent war atrocities, is generally acknowledged as the [[ShockingDefeatLegacy trigger of the local awakening]] that the Western colonial powers [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll weren't - and were never - invincible]], and when the British returned, the independence movement kicked into full gear with the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as a backdrop, with self-governance being granted in 1959.

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A British colony for a while, it was captured by the Japanese in 1942 after they came in via the jungle on bicycles - the naval guns were NOT pointed out to sea, as widely believed. They did not. however, have a lot of HE(High-Explosive) HE (High-Explosive) rounds, and the guns had to resort to firing ineffective armor-piercing rounds after these ran out . out. UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill called it the worst disaster in British history. history, which is wholly accurate in pure numeric terms. This event, and the subsequent war atrocities, is generally acknowledged as the [[ShockingDefeatLegacy trigger of the local awakening]] that the Western colonial powers [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll weren't - and were never - invincible]], and when the British returned, the independence movement kicked into full gear with the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as a backdrop, backdrop (the Malayan Emergency raged on as Communists attempted to overthrow the British-backed government), with self-governance being granted in 1959.
14th Apr '16 10:04:48 PM SSgt_LuLZ
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* An episode of ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' had the crew visit Singapore as part of the [[TournamentArc Vanguard Fight Circuit]].
* ''Anime/PlasticMemories'': As noted in this [[https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/34qac3/anime_vs_real_life_comparisons_plastic_memories/ reddit thread]], many background scenes take inspiration from notable Singaporean buildings and locations. [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dpt_ClFVFd3Kx0aU460RW_RkCMijtNTg2ma2X32bN50/edit See for yourself.]]
11th Feb '16 3:57:25 AM iakul
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A British colony for a while, it was captured by the Japanese in 1942 after they came in via the jungle on bicycles - the naval guns were pointed out to sea. UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill called it the worst disaster in British history. This event, and the subsequent war atrocities, is generally acknowledged as the [[ShockingDefeatLegacy trigger of the local awakening]] that the Western colonial powers [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll weren't - and were never - invincible]], and when the British returned, the independence movement kicked into full gear with the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as a backdrop, with self-governance being granted in 1959.

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A British colony for a while, it was captured by the Japanese in 1942 after they came in via the jungle on bicycles - the naval guns were NOT pointed out to sea.sea, as widely believed. They did not. however, have a lot of HE(High-Explosive) rounds, and the guns had to resort to firing ineffective armor-piercing rounds after these ran out . UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill called it the worst disaster in British history. This event, and the subsequent war atrocities, is generally acknowledged as the [[ShockingDefeatLegacy trigger of the local awakening]] that the Western colonial powers [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll weren't - and were never - invincible]], and when the British returned, the independence movement kicked into full gear with the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as a backdrop, with self-governance being granted in 1959.
17th Jan '16 1:21:29 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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In addition to the humidity, hot sun, and mosquitoes. Singapore has garnered a infamous reputation for being incredibly strict and conservative, with very frequent use of the death penalty (400 hangings between 1991 and 2004 - note that the place had a population of ''4 million'' at the time), including for drug trafficking. (This is usually Justified, though; the crime rate is so pathetically low that the government had to put up posters reminding the population that there still is criminal activity at all. While the justice system can be harsh, it is incredibly useful at keeping the city clean and safe, while giving great freedom as long as one doesn't break the laws). The use of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_in_Singapore caning]] is also common as a punishment, as an American tourist by the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Fay Michael Fay]] found out the hard way in 1994 after being arrested for theft and vandalism. It has several notably restrictive laws - it discourages homosexuality and bans same-sex marriages, intentional littering leads to fines, the possession of porn, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the sale of chewing gum]], amongst others. (Fortunately, the penalties for all but the first are simply fining and/or community service; the goal is to keep the city clean and safe, not to lock people up. And chewing gum itself is not banned; but bringing large amounts for the sake of capitalist sale is. Bringing in a few handfuls of gum to share with your friends or for yourself is perfectly fine, unless you stick the end result on public property.) Creator/WilliamGibson once memorably described the place as "[[http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1.04/gibson.html Disneyland with the death penalty]]"[[note]]He was dissatisfied later that he managed to convey the city's "creepy anal retentive" authoritarianism better than its "unrelenting dullness"[[/note]], and the locals make jokes about this - you can get T-shirts saying "Singapore is a [[IncrediblyLamePun fine city]]", enumerating most of the fines one is likely to incur for various misdemeanours. The government finally passed laws allowing controlled gambling a couple of years back, and two large casino resorts have been completed ([[InsistentTerminology though the term "Integrated Resort" is preferred]]). With the new tourism spike, the government is loosening some of their stricter laws.

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In addition to the humidity, hot sun, and mosquitoes. Singapore has garnered a fairly infamous reputation for being incredibly strict and conservative, with conservative when it comes to it's laws. With very frequent use of the death penalty (400 hangings between 1991 and 2004 - note that the place had a population of ''4 million'' at the time), including for drug trafficking. (This is usually Justified, though; the crime rate is so pathetically low that the government had to put up posters reminding the population that there still is criminal activity at all. While the justice system can be harsh, it is incredibly useful at keeping the city clean and safe, while giving great freedom as long as one doesn't break the laws). The use of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_in_Singapore caning]] is also common as a punishment, as an American tourist by the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Fay Michael Fay]] found out the hard way in 1994 after being arrested for theft and vandalism. It has several notably restrictive laws - it discourages homosexuality and bans same-sex marriages, intentional littering leads to fines, the possession of porn, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the sale of chewing gum]], amongst others. (Fortunately, the penalties for all but the first are simply fining and/or community service; the goal is to keep the city clean and safe, not to lock people up. And chewing gum itself is not banned; but bringing large amounts for the sake of capitalist sale is. Bringing in a few handfuls of gum to share with your friends or for yourself is perfectly fine, unless you stick the end result on public property.) Creator/WilliamGibson once memorably described the place as "[[http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1.04/gibson.html Disneyland with the death penalty]]"[[note]]He was dissatisfied later that he managed to convey the city's "creepy anal retentive" authoritarianism better than its "unrelenting dullness"[[/note]], and the locals make jokes about this - you can get T-shirts saying "Singapore is a [[IncrediblyLamePun fine city]]", enumerating most of the fines one is likely to incur for various misdemeanours. The government finally passed laws allowing controlled gambling a couple of years back, and two large casino resorts have been completed ([[InsistentTerminology though the term "Integrated Resort" is preferred]]). With the new tourism spike, the government is loosening some of their stricter laws.
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