Malacca came under Portuguese rule after falling to an army led by Afonso de Albuquerque.
Portuguese burn down a trading outpost at the mouth of Singapore River.
The Dutch and their local allies conquered Malacca from the Portuguese.
The British occupy Penang.
British occupy Singapore.
Stamford Raffles arrives in Singapore with William Farquhar to establish a trading post for the British East India Company.
Singapore General Hospital is established.
Raffles drafts the Raffles Plan of Singapore to reorganise the island.
Dr John Crawfurd takes over as Resident.
The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 was signed by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands to address issues regarding trade rights in the Spice Islands.
The importance of tin increases, bringing an influx of Chinese tin miners to the western coast.
World War I
Kallang Airport is opened.
A lone Japanese aircraft drops propaganda pamphlets on Singapore Island.
Operation Jaywick occurs. Seven Japanese ships are bombed at Clifford Pier.
The British reoccupy Malaya.
Malayan Union scheme introduced but is opposed, formation of United Malay National Organisation (Umno); Sarawak and British North Borneo become Crown colonies.
The state of emergency ends.
Singapore leaves Malaysia and becomes an independent nation.
Tun Hussein Onn appointed as the third Prime Minister of Malaysia on Jan 15, a day after the passing of Abdul Razak.