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Straits Settlements

Chinese . Initial values included 2c, 4c, and 8c, followed by large 50c and $1 stamps of a more elaborate design with the arms flanked by two natives. Notably in certain complex colonial units within the British Empire, the High Commissioner to whom was given the highest 'regional' supervision (either residing in one of the constitutive territories, e.g. in the British Western Pacific Territories (BWPT), first by the Governor on Fiji, then from 1952 onwards on the Solomon Islands; or even in a neighbouring colony, e.g. the Governor of the Straits Settlements as High Commissioner for the Federated Malay States) would commonly be represented in territories not comprising his residence by a Resident Commissioner, though in some places (including some of the Federated Malay States) similar officials were formally styled as Residents (Resident (title)), a more diplomatic title; otherwise another type of official was also possible (e.g. the British Consul (Consul (representative)) in the protected state of Tonga, a Polynesian kingdom; an Administrator (Administrator of the Government) on Nauru; a mere Chief Magistrate on tiny Pitcairn). In some cases one could compare his task to the Lieutenant-governor of a minor colony, especially as the High Commissioner indeed could be a British colonial Governor doubling as such. Secular schools in Malaysia were largely an innovation of the British colonial government. Many of the earliest schools in Malaysia were founded in the Straits Settlements of Penang, Melaka, and Singapore. The oldest English-language school in Malaya is the Penang Free School, founded in 1816, followed by Malacca High School, and Anglo Chinese School, Klang. Many English-language schools are considered quite prestigious. At the end of the 19th century, there was no single currency in use in Macau, but the predominant circulating coins were the silver Mexican dollars, the British silver trade dollars of Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements, as well as the silver dollars and fractional coinage of the neighbouring province of Canton (Guangdong). In 1901, it was decided to have a uniquely Macau currency, and for that purpose, the Banco Nacional Ultramarino was granted exclusive rights to issue legal tender banknotes that were to be denominated in patacas. On January 27, 1906, pataca notes in denominations of 1, 5, 50 and 100 were introduced and all foreign coinage was outlawed, the idea being to make the pataca paper notes the sole legal tender currency in Macau. However, the Chinese, being so accustomed to using silver for barter, were suspicious of this new paper money, and as such, the paper pataca always circulated at a discount in relation to the silver dollar coins. On the contrary, a similar action at exactly the same time in the Straits Settlements, and for the same purpose, had the different effect of putting the new Straits dollar unto the gold exchange standard. Hence both the Macau pataca and the Straits dollar were launched at a sterling value of 2 shillings and 4 pence, but where the Straits dollar remained at that value until the 1960s, the Macau pataca fluctuated with the value of silver, just like the Hong Kong unit. At the end of the 19th century, there was no single currency in use in Macau, but the predominant circulating coins were the silver Mexican dollars, the British silver trade dollars of Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements, as well as the silver dollars and fractional coinage of the neighbouring province of Canton (Guangdong). In 1901, it was decided to have a uniquely Macau currency, and for that purpose, the Banco Nacional Ultramarino was granted exclusive rights to issue legal tender banknotes that were to be denominated in patacas. On January 27, 1906, pataca notes in denominations of 1, 5, 50 and 100 were introduced and all foreign coinage was outlawed, the idea being to make the pataca paper notes the sole legal tender currency in Macau. However, the Chinese, being so accustomed to using silver for barter, were suspicious of this new paper money, and as such, the paper pataca always circulated at a discount in relation to the silver dollar coins. On the contrary, a similar action at exactly the same time in the Straits Settlements, and for the same purpose, had the different effect of putting the new Straits dollar unto the gold exchange standard. Hence both the Macau pataca and the Straits dollar were launched at a sterling value of 2 shillings and 4 pence, but where the Straits dollar remained at that value until the 1960s, the Macau pataca fluctuated with the value of silver, just like the Hong Kong unit. Straits Settlements The Straits Settlements were originally an outlier of the British East India Company. The Spanish dollar had already taken hold in the Straits Settlements by the time the British arrived in the nineteenth century, however, the East India Company tried to introduce the rupee in its place. These attempts were resisted by the locals, and by 1867 when the British government took over direct control of the Straits Settlements from the East India Company, attempts to introduce the rupee were finally abandoned. After disembarking the refugees at Constantinople, ''Whipple'' resumed her station ship and mail carrying duties with the Near Eastern Naval Detachment and continued the task through the end of 1920 and into the spring of 1921. On 2 May 1921, the destroyer, along with her division mates, sailed for the Far East, transiting the Suez Canal and called at Bombay, India; Colombo, Ceylon; Batavia (Jakarta), Java (Java (island)); Singapore, Straits Settlements; and Saigon, French Indochina. She arrived at her new home port, Cavite, Philippine Islands, near Manila, on 29 June. For the next four years, the destroyer served in the Asiatic Fleet, "showing the flag" and standing ready to protect American lives and property in strife-torn China. She operated out of Cavite in the winter months, conducting tactical exercises in the Philippines until heading north to North China ports in the spring for summer operations out of Tsingtao (Qingdao). In 1837 the Indian rupee was made the sole official currency in the Straits Settlements, but in 1867 silver dollars were again legal tender. In 1903 the Straits dollar, pegged at two shillings and fourpence (2s. 4d.), was introduced by the Board of Commissioners of Currency and private banks were prevented from issuing notes. Since then, the continuity of the currency has been broken twice, first by the Japanese occupation 1942 - 1945, and again by the devaluation of the Pound Sterling in 1967 when notes of the Board of Commissioners of Currency of Malaya and British Borneo lost 15% of their value. '''Goh Keng Swee''' ( '''British Malaya''' loosely described a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the Island of Singapore that were brought under British (United Kingdom) control between the 18th and the 20th centuries. Unlike the term "British India", which excludes the Indian princely states, British Malaya is often used to refer to the Malay States under indirect British rule as well as the Straits Settlements that were under the sovereignty of the British Crown. Before the formation of Malayan Union in 1946, the territories were not placed under a single unified administration. Instead, British Malaya comprised the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States and the Unfederated Malay States. '''British Malaya''' loosely described a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the Island of Singapore that were brought under British (United Kingdom) control between the 18th and the 20th centuries. Unlike the term "British India", which excludes the Indian princely states, British Malaya is often used to refer to the Malay States under indirect British rule as well as the Straits Settlements that were under the sovereignty of the British Crown. Before the formation of Malayan Union in 1946, the territories were not placed under a single unified administration. Instead, British Malaya comprised the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States and the Unfederated Malay States. Some Chinese convicts deported from the Straits Settlements were sent to Madras in India, the "Madras district gazetteers, Volume 1" reported an incident where the Chinese convicts escaped and killed the police sent to apprehend them: "Much of the building work was done by Chinese convicts sent to the Madras jails from the Straits Settlements (where there was no sufficient prison accommodation) and more than once these people escaped from the temporary buildings' in which they were confined at Lovedale. In 186^ seven of them tjot away and it was several days before they were apprehended by the Tahsildar, aided by Badagas sent out in all directions to search. On the 28th July in the following year twelve others broke out during a very stormy night and parties of armed police were sent out to scour the hills for them. They were at last arrested in Malabar a fortnight later. Some police weapons were found in their possession, and one of the parties of police had disappeared—an ominous coincidence. Search was made all over the country for the party, and at length, on the 15th September, their four bodies were found lying in the jungle at Walaghát , half way down the Sispára ghát path, neatly laid out in a row with their severed heads carefully placed on their shoulders. It turned out that the wily Chinamen, on being overtaken, had at first pretended to surrender and had then suddenly attacked the police and killed them with their own weapons."


Aleppo

prepared the surface of the piece, strips of gold and silver were worked so carefully that not the slightest irregularity appeared in the whole of the elaborate design. The technique was carried by Mosul metalworkers to Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo, and Persia; a class of similar metalwork from these centres is called Mosul bronzes. Middle East victory The German offensive on the Western Front meant that Allenby was without reinforcements and after his forces failed to capture


Belize

women in central to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and western Honduras, in the northern part of Central America. Some are also worn by men, particularly in Guatemala. The elaborate design and patterns of a traditional woman's huipil may convey the wearer's village, marital status, and personal beliefs. They are usually made from two or three woven panels joined with decorative stitching, then doubled over and a hole cut in the center panel for the neck


Damascus

of the piece, strips of gold and silver were worked so carefully that not the slightest irregularity appeared in the whole of the elaborate design. The technique was carried by Mosul metalworkers to Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo, and Persia; a class of similar metalwork from these centres is called Mosul bronzes. Beginning in the twelfth century the atabegs formed a number of dynasties (dynasty), and displaced the descendants of the Seljukid emirs in their various


Honduras

''uipilli'', meaning "blouse"`- "dress") is a form of Maya textile and tunic or blouse worn by indigenous (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) Mayan (Maya peoples), Zapotec (Zapotec peoples), and other women in central to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and western Honduras, in the northern part of Central America. Some are also worn by men, particularly in Guatemala. The elaborate design and patterns of a traditional


Liverpool

work and has windows by Clayton and Bell, together with some fine woodwork in the chancel and sanctuary. The style is 14th century Gothic (Gothic architecture), but because of the great expense of providing secure foundations for the tower, the original more elaborate design had to be significantly modified. "'''Groovy Train'''" was the second single released by Liverpool-based pop group The Farm (The Farm (band)). It was released in August 1990 as the first single off their debut album ''Spartacus (Spartacus (The Farm album))'' (which would be released in April 1991), having been produced by Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Suggs (singer)) of Madness (Madness (band)) and Terry Farley. The single reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart and #15 on the U.S. ''Billboard'' Modern Rock Tracks chart. It contains a distinctive guitar intro by Keith Mullen which was possibly his most significant contribution to any one song. "Groovy Train" featured on the influential 1990 'Madchester' compilation album Happy Daze (Happy Daze (Madchester album)). "'''Don't Let Me Down'''" was a single by Liverpool-based pop group The Farm (The Farm (band)) released as the third and final single off their album ''Spartacus (Spartacus (The Farm album))''. It was released on 22 April 1991 (eight days before the album itself), having been produced by Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Suggs (singer)) of Madness (Madness (band)). The single reached #36 on the UK Singles Chart. "'''Mind'''" was a single by Liverpool-based pop group The Farm (The Farm (band)), released as the first single off their second album ''Love See No Colour''. It was released in 12 August 1991, having been produced by Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Suggs (singer)) of Madness (Madness (band)). The single peaked at #31 on the UK Singles Chart. Other versions *A cover of the song was the last successful single by Liverpool-based pop group The Farm (The Farm (band)), reaching #18 in the UK Singles Chart in late 1992. It was originally recorded for the NME charity album ''Ruby Trax''. *Stephin Merritt project Future Bible Heroes recorded a cover of "Don't You Want Me" which is featured on ''Reproductions: Songs Of The Human League.'' '''''Hullabaloo''''' is the third and final studio album released by Liverpool-based indie dance group The Farm (The Farm (band)). It was released on the Sire Records label in 1994 and was not critically well received. '''''The Very Best of The Farm''''' is an album released in May 2001 by Liverpool -based The Farm (The Farm (band)), although by this time they had long disbanded. It includes all of the songs from their debut album, ''Spartacus (Spartacus (The Farm album))'', excluding remix versions. '''''Best of The Farm''''' is a compilation album by Liverpool-based pop group The Farm (The Farm (band)). It was released four years after their previous album ''Hullabaloo (Hullabaloo (The Farm album))'' and two years after their break up. The album was not commercially successful. The '''Church of Saint Bridget, Liverpool''' is in Bagot Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building, Commons:category:Liverpool Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Merseyside Liverpool Wikipedia:Liverpool


Singapore

and a lion), inscribed "NORTH BORNEO", and with the value written in English (English language), Jawi (Jawi script), and Chinese (Chinese language). Initial values included 2c, 4c, and 8c, followed by large 50c and $1 stamps of a more elaborate design with the arms flanked by two natives. In September 1945 Christison deputised for Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma) as commander of SEAC (South East Asia Command) and took the surrender of the Japanese Seventh Area Army and Japanese South Sea Fleet at Singapore on 3 September. From 1946, Christison was Allied Commander of forces in the Dutch East Indies. In November, Christison's troops were involved in a full-scale battle to suppress pro-Independence Indonesian soldiers and militia (Battle of Surabaya) in Surabaya. Yakult is marketed in different sizes. In Australia, Europe, India, and Indonesia, Yakult comes in 65mL bottles. In the Americas (Americas) (including Mexico, one of Yakult's largest selling markets), Japan, Philippines and South Korea, 80 ml bottles are available. In Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China, and the United States. It is also available in Hong Kong where it comes in 100 ml bottles. Commons:Category:Singapore Wikipedia:Singapore Dmoz:Regional Asia Singapore


Mexico

. The elaborate design and patterns of a traditional woman's huipil may convey the wearer's village, marital status, and personal beliefs. They are usually made from two or three woven panels joined with decorative stitching, then doubled over and a hole cut in the center panel for the neck (unless woven in during the weaving) and decorated with stitchery. The sides are joined together with more decorative stitching, allowing openings for the arms and in the more ceremonial pieces, ribbons run down


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