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The island city-state, one of the world’s top travel destinations, is commemorating the arrival in 1819 of explorer Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and his modernization efforts. The luxury Raffles Hotel there has been the subject of movies and many stories about the lively Singapore lifestyle.

The festivities begin on Monday, January 28, and continue throughout the year. Included are exhibitions at the Asian Civilizations Museum, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery of Singapore, National Library Board and the Fort Canning Center. The British Crown Colony ended in 1963 when Singapore became part of Malaysia. In 1965 it became the independent Republic of Singapore.

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