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The Singapore Act 1966 (1966 c. 29) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that admitted Singapore as a sovereign state into the Commonwealth of Nations with retroactive effect from 9 August 1965, being the date on which Singapore became an sovereign state separate from and independent of Malaysia within the Commonwealth.

Singapore Act 1966
Long titleAct to make provision in connection with the establishment of Singapore as an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth..
Citation1966 Chapter 29
Royal assent9 August 1966
Other legislation
Relates toBritish Nationality Act 1981
British Overseas Territories Act 2002
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Singapore Act 1966 (1966 C 29)

As a result of the Act, Singapore became the third former colony of the United Kingdom[1] in Southeast Asia achieving full independence.

See alsoEdit


  • The UK Statute Law Database: Singapore Act 1966 (1966 C 29)
  • Chronological table of the statutes; HMSO, London. 1993. ISBN 0-11-840331-1

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