Founding of modern Singapore

The establishment of a British trading post in Singapore in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles led to its founding as a British colony in 1824. This event has generally been understood to mark the founding of colonial Singapore,[1] a break from its status as a port in ancient times during the Srivijaya and Majapahit eras, and later, as part of the Sultanate of Malacca and the Johor Sultanate.

  1. ^ Trocki, C. (1990). Opium and empire : Chinese society in Colonial eh Singapore, 1800–1910. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press.

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