Ssa2211 As1

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Name: Wang Minghui Matriculation no. A0105569Y Tutor’s name: Dr Donna Brunero Tutorial group: GE2 Total word count: part1-1137 words; part2-264 words. Part1: 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…show more content…
In contrast, if EIC didn’t send Raffles to Singapore, there may be someone sent by other colonial powers or some outstanding local leaders in Singapore that can plan and run Singapore and make it a global city. Hence, Raffles’ and EIC’s efforts can only be seen as catalyzer of Singapore’s success in trading. Reference Batavia. Retrieved from George P, L. The British East India Company – the Company that Owned a Nation (or Two). Retrieved from Kwa, C, G. “Why did Tengku Hussein Sign the 1819 Treaty with Stamford Raffles?” in Malays/Muslims in Singapore: Selected Readings in History 1819-1965, eds. Khoo Kay Kim, Elinah Abdullah, Wan Meng Hao (Subang Jaya, Selangor: Pelanduk Publications, 2006), pp.05. Kwa, C, G. Singapore, A 700- Year History From Early Emporium to World City. PP. 27-28. Lesley, N, B. The Contemplator’s Short History of the Anglo-Dutch Wars. Retrieved from Noltie, H. J. (2009). Raffles' Ark Redrawn: Natural History Drawings from the Collections of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Raffles’ Diary. (Feb, 1819). Stephen, D. The Singapore River/Port in a Global Context.

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