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1607 Words Feb 19th, 2013 7 Pages
Name: Wang Minghui
Matriculation no. A0105569Y
Tutor’s name: Dr Donna Brunero
Tutorial group: GE2
Total word count: part1-1137 words; part2-264 words.

About two hundred years ago, Raffles arrived at a small fishing village in Melaka Strait, took charge of it and started a new generation. Now, this small fishing village is named Singapore and became one of the most globalized countries in the world. Raffles, the adventurer in 1819, is still an iconic hero in Singapore’s social memory. This paper will interpret the founding of Singapore in 1819 as a result of four main factors: Raffles’ ambition as a clerk of the East India Company, the Anglo- Dutch competition, Malay policy and Temasek’s revival as a trading emporium in 14th
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Without signing with signing with Raffles, Hengku Husian would probably have to continue to eke out a living on Pulau Penyengat, while without signing with Tengku Husian, Raffles would not get the opportunity to plan and run the small island and turned it into a significant port, and that turned out to be a fateful step on Singapore’s way of being an international big city.
Last by not least, the finding of Singapore also can be seen as the remaining effect of 14th century trading emporium in Temasek (Singapore). Connecting the booming civilizations of Asia –China, India and Middle East, Melaka Strait’s trades were greatly affected by those countries, and Temasek, as a gateway of hinterland and a collection of various products, attracted most of businessmen to trade here. With the growing trades between China, India and Southeast Asia and their friendly relationship with it, Temasek as a main port established an emporium which can be an evidence of Singapore’s strategic location. In the meantime, China’s huge demands on Singapore’s main products hornbill casques, lakawood and cotton also brought Singapore great profits. In a degree, the success of Singapore as a port can be described as a product of a good relationship and policy with main trading countries. Similar situation happened in 1819. As main traders in Southeast Asia, British, or EIC, had signed a treaty with Singapura to develop its
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