High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Singapore

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The High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Singapore is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in Singapore.

Singapore, previously a British colony, became an internally self-governing state in 1959 and George Douglas-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Selkirk, was appointed Commissioner (not High Commissioner) for Singapore and South East Asia.[1][2][3] In 1963 Singapore declared independence from Britain and joined the new Federation of Malaysia. In 1965 Singapore left Malaysia and became an independent country (as the Republic of Singapore) and a full member of the Commonwealth. As a member of the Commonwealth, the United Kingdom's diplomatic representative is a High Commissioner rather than an Ambassador.

The British High Commission is located at Tanglin Road, close to the Australian High Commission and American Embassy.

Commissioners[edit]

  • 1959: Sir William Goode. Last Governor of Singapore (1957–59), Colonial Secretary (1953–57). He was appointed Commissioner as part of transitional arrangements.
  • 1959–1963: Earl of Selkirk

1963–1965: Singapore united with Malaysia

High Commissioners[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "No. 41917". The London Gazette. 1 January 1960. p. 86. 
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  19. ^ "Scott Wightman". gov./uk. 

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