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Telok Blangah Road
TELOK BLANGAH (Chinese : 直落布兰雅, Tamil : தேலோக் பிளாங்கா) is a subzone region and housing estate located in Bukit Merah
Bukit Merah
, Singapore
Singapore
. ETYMOLOGYTELOK BLANGAH (Jawi : تلوق بلڠه) in Malay means "cooking pot bay ", and covers the area behind Keppel Harbour
Keppel Harbour
. Blanga is a cooking pot made of clay used by the southern Indians . The district name is derived from this cooking pot shape of the bay. Teluk Blanga is the district between Pasir Panjang
Pasir Panjang
and Tanjong Pagar
Tanjong Pagar
. Teluk Blanga is known as sit lat mng in Hokkien , meaning "Singapore gate" or "north west gate". HISTORY This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Monopoly
A MONOPOLY (from Greek μόνος mónos and πωλεῖν pōleîn ) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity. This contrasts with a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service, and with oligopoly which consists of a few sellers dominating a market). Monopolies are thus characterized by a lack of economic competition to produce the good or service , a lack of viable substitute goods , and the possibility of a high monopoly price well above the seller's marginal cost that leads to a high monopoly profit . The verb monopolise or monopolize refers to the process by which a company gains the ability to raise prices or exclude competitors. In economics, a monopoly is a single seller. In law, a monopoly is a business entity that has significant market power, that is, the power to charge overly high prices
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Gutta Percha
GUTTA-PERCHA refers to trees of the genus Palaquium and the rigid natural latex produced from the sap of these trees, particularly from Palaquium gutta but also Isonandra gutta and Dichopsis gutta . Palaquium gutta The word gutta-percha comes from the plant's name in Malay , getah perca, which translates as "percha latex ". CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Taxonomy * 3 Chemistry * 4 Current uses * 4.1 Dentistry * 5 Historical uses * 5.1 Electrical * 5.2 Other * 6 Tjipetir blocks * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYScientifically classified in 1843, it was found to be a useful natural thermoplastic . In 1851, 30,000 long cwt (1,500,000 kg) of gutta-percha was imported into Britain. During the second half of the 19th century, gutta-percha was used for myriad domestic and industrial purposes, and it became a household word
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Temenggong
TEMENGGUNG (Jawi : تمڠݢوڠ; also Temenggong ) is an old Malay title of nobility, usually given to the chief of public security. The Temenggung is usually responsible for the safety of the monarch as well as the state police and army. JOHORIn the Sultanate of Johor , the Temenggung of Muar held a fief centered in Segamat
Segamat
for approximately two centuries and the Temenggung of Johor
Johor
was the head of the fief ( Johor
Johor
mainland) between 1760 and 1868. The full rendition of the Johor
Johor
Temenggung was Temenggung Seri Maharaja. Although the Temenggung was the head of the fief's administration, the Temenggung held the kingdom of Johor
Johor
and Singapore by virtue of his being a vassal of the Sultan. During that time, the sultan was practically a puppet
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Sir Stamford Raffles
SIR THOMAS STAMFORD RAFFLES, FRS (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of British Java (1811–1815) and Governor-General of Bencoolen (1817–1822), best known for his founding of Singapore
Singapore
. He was also heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java
Java
from Dutch and French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
and contributed to the expansion of the British Empire
British Empire
. He was also an amateur writer and wrote a book titled The History of Java
Java
(1817)
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Crown (headgear)
A CROWN is a traditional symbolic form of headwear worn by a monarch or by a deity , for whom the crown traditionally represents power , legitimacy , victory , triumph , honor , and glory , as well as immortality , righteousness , and resurrection . In art , the crown may be shown being offered to those on Earth by angels . Apart from the traditional form, crowns also may be in the form of a wreath and be made of flowers, oak leaves , or thorns and be worn by others, representing what the coronation part aims to symbolize with the specific crown. In religious art, a crown of stars is used similarly to a halo . Crowns worn by rulers often contain jewels . CONTENTS * 1 As an emblem * 2 Terminology * 3 History * 4 Image gallery * 5 Numismatics * 6 See also * 7 References AS AN EMBLEMA crown is often an emblem of the monarchy, a monarch's government, or items endorsed by it
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British Empire
The BRITISH EMPIRE comprised the dominions , colonies , protectorates , mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England
England
between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power . By 1913, the British Empire
Empire
held sway over 412 million people, 7001230000000000000♠23% of the world population at the time, and by 1920, it covered 35,500,000 km2 (13,700,000 sq mi), 7001240000000000000♠24% of the Earth's total land area. As a result, its political, legal , linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread
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Istana
ISTANA is a Malay and Indonesian word meaning "palace ." NOTABLE ISTANAS * Istana Alam Shah
Istana Alam Shah
, the official palace of the Sultan of Selangor
Sultan of Selangor
*
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Sultan Of Johor
SULTAN OF JOHOR is a hereditary seat and the nominal ruler of the Malaysian state of Johor . In the past, the sultan held absolute power over the state and was advised by a bendahara . Nowadays, the role of bendahara has been taken over by chief minister . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Office-holder * 2 List of office bearers * 3 Genealogy tree * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References HISTORYThe first sultan of Johor was Alauddin Riayat Shah II . He was the son of the last sultan of Malacca, Sultan Mahmud Shah . The descendants of the Sultanate of Malacca in Johor ended with the death of Sultan Mahmud Shah II in 1699 and throne was taken over by Sultan Abdul Jalil IV . Abdul Jalil IV was a bendahara before the death of the sultan. Though Johor has been ruled over by at least 20 sultans, the first sultan of modern Johor (Temenggong dynasty) was Sultan Abu Bakar who reigned from 1862 to 1895
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Clementi Road
CLEMENTI may refer to: PEOPLE * Aldo Clementi
Aldo Clementi
(1925–2011), Italian composer * Anna Clementi
Clementi
, singer, soprano; daughter of Aldo *
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Mount Faber
MOUNT FABER is a hill about 105 metres (344 ft.) in height , located in the town of Bukit Merah in the Central Region of Singapore . It overlooks the Telok Blangah area, and the western parts of the Central Area . The summit is accessible by Mount Faber Road or Mount Faber Loop via Morse Road, but there are many footpaths or trails leading up the hill. The main paths are: Marang Trail which leads from Marang Road at the Harbourfront MRT station (Exit D) and the Southern Ridges Park Connector which connects you from Telok Blangah Hill Park , Kent Ridge Park and Henderson Waves . It is a frequent tourist destination, as it provides a panoramic view of the increasingly dense central business district within the Central Area. Its slope includes a tower that is part of the Singapore cable car system that connects to HarbourFront and Sentosa . It is accessible from the HarbourFront MRT Station
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Simplified Chinese Characters
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS (简化字; jiǎnhuàzì) are standardized Chinese characters
Chinese characters
prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China . Along with traditional Chinese characters
Chinese characters
, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language . The government of the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore
Singapore

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Abu Bakar Of Johor
SULTAN ABU BAKAR IBNI AL-MARHUM TUN TEMENGGUNG RAJA DAING IBRAHIM (3 February 1833 – 4 June 1895) (Jawi :المرحوم سلطان سير ابو بكر ابن المرحوم تماڠڬوڠ دايڠ إبراهيم سري مهاراج جوهر), also known as Albert Baker , the Temenggong of Johor
Johor
.He was the 1st Sultan
Sultan
of Modern Johor, the 21st Sultan of Johor and the first Maharaja
Maharaja
of Johor
Johor
from the House of Temenggong. He was also informally known as "The Father of Modern Johor", as many historians accredited Johor's development in the 19th century to Abu Bakar's leadership. He initiated policies and provided aids to ethnic Chinese entrepreneurs to stimulate the development of the state's agricultural economy which was founded by Chinese migrants from Southern China in the 1840s
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Temasek
TEMASEK, also spelt TEMASIK, is an early recorded name of a settlement on the site of modern Singapore
Singapore
. The name appears in early Malay and Javanese literature, and it is also recorded in Yuan and Ming Chinese documents as Danmaxi (Chinese : 單馬錫; pinyin : Dānmǎxí or Chinese : 淡馬錫; pinyin : Dànmǎxí). Two distinct settlements were recorded in Temasek
Temasek
Long Ya Men and Ban Zu . The name is used in modern-day Singapore
Singapore
for national honours as well as institutions and corporations. CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 History * 3 Singapore\'s national honours * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links NAMEThe origin of the name Temasek
Temasek
is uncertain, but it has been proposed that it was derived from the Malay word tasik meaning "lake" or "sea", and may mean here "place surrounded by the sea", or Sea Town
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