You can find on this page the Singapore old map to print and to download in PDF. The Singapore historical map and the vintage map of Singapore present the past and evolutions of the city of Singapore in Singapore.

Singapore historical map

The Singapore old map shows evolutions of Singapore city. This historical map of Singapore will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Singapore in Singapore. The Singapore ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

In 1819, Thomas Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, arrived and signed a treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah on behalf of the British East India Company to develop the historical southern part of Singapore as a British trading post. In 1824, the entire island became a British possession under a further treaty whereby the Sultan and the Temenggong transferred it to the British East India Company as its mentioned in Singapore historical map. In 1826, it became part of the British Straits Settlements, becoming its capital in 1836.

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Malaya culminating in the historical Battle of Singapore. The British were defeated, and surrendered on 15 February 1942. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called this "the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history". The Sook Ching massacre of ethnic Chinese after the fall of Singapore claimed between 5,000 and 25,000 lives. The Japanese occupied Singapore until the British repossessed it in September 1945 after the Japanese surrender as you can see in Singapore historical map.

On 31 August 1963, Singapore declared independence from Britain and joined with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form the new Federation of Malaysia as the result of the 1962 Merger Referendum. Singaporean leaders joined Malaysia for various reasons. Firstly, as a small country, they did not believe that the British would find it viable for Singapore to become independent by itself as you can see in Singapore historical map. Secondly, they also did not believe that historical Singapore could survive on its own, due to scarcity of land, water, markets and natural resources.

Singapore vintage map

The Singapore vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of Singapore city. This vintage map of Singapore with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of Singapore in Singapore. The Singapore vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Singapore vintage island originally was inhabited by fishermen and pirates as its shown in Singapore vintage map, and it served as an outpost for the Sumatran empire of Srīvijaya. In Javanese inscriptions and Chinese records dating to the end of the 14th century, the more-common name of the vintage island is Tumasik, or Temasek, from the Javanese word tasek (“sea”).

Rajendra may have named the vintage city Singapura (“Lion City”), later corrupted to Singapore, or the name may have been bestowed in the 14th century by Buddhist monks, to whom the lion was a symbolic character. According to the Sejarah Melayu, a Malay chronicle, the city was founded by the Srīvijayan prince Sri Tri Buana; he is said to have glimpsed a tiger, mistaken it for a lion, and thus called the settlement Singapura as its mentioned in Singapore vintage map.

Singapore vintage trade had suffered after 1842 from British development of a rival port, Hong Kong, as later it was to suffer from the French occupation of mainland Southeast Asia and their development of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and Haiphong in Vietnam and from the establishment of Dutch ports and shipping lines in the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia). With the opening of the Suez Canal as its shown in Singapore vintage map in 1869 and the advent of steamships, however, an era of prosperity began that led eventually to the construction of 3 miles (5 km) of wharves at Tanjong Pagar and finally, in 1921, a naval base.