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British establishment of Singapore

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 9 months ago

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-The first Europeans to arrive in Malay were the Portuguese in 1509

-From then on, Europe gradually began to take over

-Dutch ousted the Portuguese in the 17th century, but other European powers remained in the lucrative spice trade there

-Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Thomas Stamford Raffles, pictured below

-He established the port there to challenge Dutch dominance of the archipelago

-The port then flourished because its tax rates were much less than the Dutch competitors



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