Singapore is a major port city. It is the richest part of Southeast Asia and one of the few city-states in the world. It is highly multi-ethnic, being made up of Chinese and Malays. After being a British colony, it gained independence as part of Malaya in 1947. When Nusantara was formed, Singapore became part of it, with it becoming the richest city in Nusantara. However, its Chinese majority soon got involved in race riots with the Malay minority. Nusantara, not wanting to deal with it, granted them independence in 1980. Since then, Singapore has grown even further.