- 1826 Singapore, Penang & Malacca become the
Straits Settlements, ruled from India
- 1 April 1867, the Straits Settlements become a Crown
colony administered from Singapore
- 15 February 1942, Singapore surrendered to Japanese
- 15 August 1945, Japan surrendered to the Allies on
- 5 September 1945, British troops returned to Singapore
and a British Military Administration [BMA] was formed
to govern the Straits Settlements until March 1946.
- 1 April 1946, the Straits Settlements was dissolved
and Singapore became a separate Crown Colony.
- 16 September 1963, Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and
Sarawak were formally merged and Malaysia was formed.
- 9 August 1965, Singapore separated from Malaysia and
became the Republic of Singapore.
- 1965 October - Singapore becomes the 22nd member of
See Time line of Singaporean history here
- On 1 February 1823, the civilian post office opened at
- Indian stamps were used from 1854 to 1 September 1867
in Malacca, Singapore and Penang when the Straits
Settlements became a Crown Colony.
- 1856 the octagonal Indian type cancellers began being
used: B/109 for Malacca, B/147 for Penang and B/172 for
- On 1 April 1877 the Straits Settlements joined
the Universal Postal Union [U.P.U.]
- Stamps overprinted "British Military Administration"
[BMA] were used from 1945 to 1948 throughout the Malayan
- Malacca, Singapore [along with Christmas Island] and
Penang [along with Province Wellesley and until 1934 The
Dindings] were incorporated under one government in 1826
with the governor was located at Penang.
- In 1836 the seat of government was transferred to
- Administration was transferred from India to the
Secretary of State for the Colonies on 1 April 1867 when
the Straits Settlements became a Crown Colony.
- The Cocos [Keeling] Islands were transferred to
the Straits Settlements on 7 February 1886. Labuan
was attached to the Crown Colony in 1898becoming the
fourth settlement in 1906. Labuan was transferred to
North Borneo in 1946.
- The Crown Colony was dissolved in 1946.
- In 1946 Singapore became a separate colony.
- In 1946 Penang and Malacca were incorporated into the
Federation of Malaya:
- was formed in 1948 out of the Malayan Union.