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EARLY PIONEERS

Under the administration and protection of the British, Singapore grew rapidly in importance as a trading centre. Many people came to Singapore to seek a new life for themselves.

They came from countries that had suffered poverty and hardship caused by wars, natural disasters (such as floods, drought, earthquakes, typhoons) and lack of employment opportunities.

They are our early Singapore pioneers and they came from all over – from Europe, Middle East, India, China and Southeast Asia.

The stamps on the following pages remind us of these pioneers.

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Stamps: 1999 Dec
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Written by victorkoo

17 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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