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Days of Rage

The darkest periods of Singapore’s history were when politics and race tore apart communities; when trade unions brought the economy to a standstill; where saboteurs were bent on making this country fail; and terrorism reared its ugly head. The days of rage were dark days then, but they also helped to strengthen the country’s core beliefs, and make it the nation it is today. This series brings to the fore events and challenges in Singapore’s history and the lessons learnt.

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Episode 1


On 11 of December 1950, the controversy over the custody of Maria Hertogh between her Malay-Muslim foster mother and her Dutch–Catholic parents sparked off a riot in Singapore. The riots ended on 13 December. A total of 18 people were killed and 173 injured.