History UsefulNotes / Singapore

24th Apr '18 10:51:31 AM SSgt_LuLZ
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* Episode 6 of ''Anime/APlaceFurtherThanTheUniverse'' features the group stopping by and staying in Singapore while on the way to Fremantle, Australia. The episode is basically SceneryPorn of the island state with ''very'' [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ja08CBs63TPC5uPwB4afT9peFsol033mGBaMFZH07r0/edit accurately rendered locations]] around the country.
4th Feb '18 4:15:10 AM alchixinren
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Clearly, the writers of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' hadn't either... the place is depicted as a large town at the close of the era of pirates, when it was in fact a swampy island (which had ''formerly'' been a major trading hub until the Majapahit Empire had enough of ''that'' and started massacring people on the island) until being bought up at the start of the era of empires by Sir Stamford Raffles, who was just about the opposite of Lord Cutler Beckett and quite a guy[[note]]His deputy and co-founder of the British colony there, Major-General William Farquhar, would probably disagree given that Raffles sacked him as the Resident four years into his term, condemning him to a life of obscurity[[/note]]. To be fair, though, they got other things right: Chinese formed a big part of the population of Singapore when it did exist and the Straits of Malacca by which its sits are even today a (comparative) pirate hotspot. Also, prior to becoming a Crown Colony in the latter part of the 19th Century, it ''did'' have a reputation of being a WretchedHive with rampant crime, corruption and opium; a derisive nickname given to it at the time was "Sin Galore."

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Clearly, the writers of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' hadn't either... the place is depicted as a large town at the close of the era of pirates, when it was in fact a swampy island (which had ''formerly'' been a major trading hub until the Majapahit Empire had enough of ''that'' and invaded, with the fleeing rajah founding the Sultanate of Melaka, which ''itself'' fell to the Dutch, who finished the job the Majapahit started massacring people on the island) in about 1612, terminating any large-scale trade for two centuries) until being bought up at the start of the era of empires by Sir Stamford Raffles, who was just about the opposite of Lord Cutler Beckett and quite a guy[[note]]His deputy and co-founder of the British colony there, Major-General William Farquhar, would probably disagree given that Raffles sacked him as the Resident four years into his term, condemning him to a life of obscurity[[/note]]. To be fair, though, they got other things right: Chinese formed a big part of the population of Singapore when it did exist and the Straits of Malacca by which its sits are even today a (comparative) pirate hotspot. Also, prior to becoming a Crown Colony in the latter part of the 19th Century, it ''did'' have a reputation of being a WretchedHive with rampant crime, corruption and opium; a derisive nickname given to it at the time was "Sin Galore."
4th Feb '18 4:01:24 AM alchixinren
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Clearly, the writers of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' hadn't either... the place is depicted as a large town at the close of the era of pirates, when it was in fact a swampy island (which had ''formerly'' been a major trading hub until the Majapahit Empire had enough of ''that'' and started massacring people on the island) until being bought up at the start of the era of empires by Sir Stamford Raffles, who was just about the opposite of Lord Cutler Beckett and quite a guy. To be fair, though, they got other things right: Chinese formed a big part of the population of Singapore when it did exist and the Straits of Malacca by which its sits are even today a (comparative) pirate hotspot. Also, prior to becoming a Crown Colony in the latter part of the 19th Century, it ''did'' have a reputation of being a WretchedHive with rampant crime, corruption and opium; a derisive nickname given to it at the time was "Sin Galore."

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Clearly, the writers of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' hadn't either... the place is depicted as a large town at the close of the era of pirates, when it was in fact a swampy island (which had ''formerly'' been a major trading hub until the Majapahit Empire had enough of ''that'' and started massacring people on the island) until being bought up at the start of the era of empires by Sir Stamford Raffles, who was just about the opposite of Lord Cutler Beckett and quite a guy.guy[[note]]His deputy and co-founder of the British colony there, Major-General William Farquhar, would probably disagree given that Raffles sacked him as the Resident four years into his term, condemning him to a life of obscurity[[/note]]. To be fair, though, they got other things right: Chinese formed a big part of the population of Singapore when it did exist and the Straits of Malacca by which its sits are even today a (comparative) pirate hotspot. Also, prior to becoming a Crown Colony in the latter part of the 19th Century, it ''did'' have a reputation of being a WretchedHive with rampant crime, corruption and opium; a derisive nickname given to it at the time was "Sin Galore."
22nd Jan '18 2:19:19 AM jormis29
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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.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Medal of Honor: Rising Sun]]'' ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorRisingSun'' 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.
9th Jan '18 4:51:56 PM Wariolander
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Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore ('''Malay:''' ''Republik Singapura''; '''Chinese:''' ''新加坡共和国 ''; '''Tamil:''' ''சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு''), is an island city-state in South-East Asia, about 700 square kilometers in total land area, splitting from Malaysia in 1965, a state it still has some disputes with. Ties between the citizens of both countries remain extremely close, since almost everyone has friends, family, and/or business on the other side of the causeway.

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Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore ('''Malay:''' ''Republik Singapura''; '''Chinese:''' ''新加坡共和国 ''; '''Tamil:''' ''சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு''), is an island city-state in South-East Southeast Asia, about 700 square kilometers in total land area, splitting from Malaysia in 1965, a state it still has some disputes with. Ties between the citizens of both countries remain extremely close, since almost everyone has friends, family, and/or business on the other side of the causeway.
23rd Dec '17 5:33:28 PM nombretomado
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* 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 [[UsefulNotes/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).

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* 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 [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army]] against the defending [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/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).
11th Dec '17 6:00:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Noose'' - Something of a FollowTheLeader to ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''TheDailyShow With John Stewart'', this spoof news program goes with demographical rather than political stereotypes, and content-wise comes close enough to crossing the line to last seven seasons thus far. The disclaimer before the OP helps.

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* ''The Noose'' - Something of a FollowTheLeader to ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''TheDailyShow With John Stewart'', ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'', this spoof news program goes with demographical rather than political stereotypes, and content-wise comes close enough to crossing the line to last seven seasons thus far. The disclaimer before the OP helps.
3rd Dec '17 10:13:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/SerangoonRoad'', a 2013 co-production between [[TheABC the Australian Broadcasting Corporation]] and HBO Asia. It's set in 1960s Singapore and focuses on an Australian expat and the Chinese woman who runs a detective agency he does casual work for.

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* ''Series/SerangoonRoad'', a 2013 co-production between [[TheABC [[Creator/TheABC the Australian Broadcasting Corporation]] and HBO Asia. It's set in 1960s Singapore and focuses on an Australian expat and the Chinese woman who runs a detective agency he does casual work for.
30th Nov '17 5:33:50 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* For a list of Singaporean works with trope pages, see SingaporeanMedia.
21st Nov '17 6:23:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Noose'' - Something of a FollowTheLeader to ''TheColbertReport'' and ''TheDailyShow With John Stewart'', this spoof news program goes with demographical rather than political stereotypes, and content-wise comes close enough to crossing the line to last seven seasons thus far. The disclaimer before the OP helps.

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* ''The Noose'' - Something of a FollowTheLeader to ''TheColbertReport'' ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''TheDailyShow With John Stewart'', this spoof news program goes with demographical rather than political stereotypes, and content-wise comes close enough to crossing the line to last seven seasons thus far. The disclaimer before the OP helps.
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