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Several hundred indigenous Orang Laut people lived around the coast, rivers and smaller islands.
Singapore reverted to British rule in 1945.
Since independence, Singapore's standard of living has increased. Foreign direct investment and a state-led industrialization drive based on plans drawn up by the Dutch economist Albert Winsemius have created a modern economy based on electronics manufacturing, petrochemicals, tourism and financial services alongside the traditional entrepôt trade.
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