Is Singapore in China?

If you get pictures of Singaporeans and Chinese people, you will find that they are physically  very similar. They are slanted-eyed, straight-haired, and white skinned. Take a look at the pictures below. The left photo is a picture of the Singaporeans and the right one is a picture of the Chinese. A question maybe comes  into your mind: “ is Singapore in China?”or “is Singapore part of China?”

Is Singapore in China : People in Singapore and China

Now, the Chinese are the largest ethnic in Singapore. From a historical review, Singapore in the past was a part of the Srivijaya Kingdom in Sumatra. The kingdom of Srivijaya was founded in the 6th century and collapsed in the early 10th century AD. Sumatra is one of the big islands that are part of Indonesia. During the Srivijaya kingdom, Singapore was now known as “Temasek” which means the city of the sea. After being released from the Srivijaya kingdom, Singapore was in the power of the Sultanate of Johor in the past. At the beginning of the 18th century, China’s immigrant population in Singapore became  greater. The Chinese increasingly dominated the Singapore region by as much as 70% at the beginning of the 19th century. In the mid-19th century, during the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia, many of the ethnic Chinese were killed by the Japanese known as the Sook Ching Massacre. This operation claimed that the number of deaths was no fewer than 20,000 people. After the Japanese occupation ended, Singapore along with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak entered the Malaysian Federation. At this time, the Chinese still dominated in Singapore, resulting in very strong differences with the Federal government. The growing differences resulted in Singapore’s secessionist event from the Malaysian Federation. Singapore officially gained sovereignty on August 9, 1965. At that time, the Chinese in Singapore still dominated so that the head of government was held by a Chinese namely Lee Kuan Yew. The head of government until now is still held by ethnic Chinese while to reduce conflict, the President as a symbol of the state is held by Malay people. From this historical record, you certainly can answer the question “ is Singapore in China?”

Next, we will see Singapore from geographical reviews. Geographically, Singapore is only a small island on the tip of peninsular Malaysia, for this reason, the official name of the island is ujong island (tip).

Is Singapore in China : Did you see Singapore ?
Is Singapore in China : Small island called Singapore

The island of Singapore is separated by the Straits of Johor and is connected by two bridges, namely Johor Causeway and Second Link Expy. To clarify the location of Singapore geographically, see the following map.

Is Singapore in China : Singapore and Malaysia

From the geographical side it is clear that Singapore is not located in China. Singapore is an independent country located in the Southeast Asia region. Although the Chinese is dominating in Singapore, it does not mean that the location is in China.

So, based on the history and geographical reviews, the answer to the question “is singapore in china” is NO. Singapore is in Southeast Asia and not in China.