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Straits Settlements

The Straits Settlements were a collection of territories of the British East India Company in south-east Asia, which were given collective administration in 1826. Initially, the Straits Settlements consisted of Penang, Singapore and Malacca (now called Melaka).

In 1867, the Settlements became a British crown colony, which was extended with the addition of Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands to Singapore, and the addition of Labuan[?] in 1912.

The colony was dissolved in 1946, when Singapore became an independent crown colony, while Pinang and Malacca joined the Malayan Union, which eventually became Malaysia.

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