1830 Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
He's undoubtedly keen on the individuals (Clive of India, say, or Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
, who founded Singapore) who helped forge the empire.
Chinatown's history dates back to Singapore's founding as a trading post in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles
By contrast there are heroes a-plenty - Stamford Raffles
, Admiral Patterson of HMS Cumberland, General Christison, Attlee, Mountbatten, Colonel Widjojoatmodjo Kadir, Gilbert MacKereth (British Minister in Java) and Paul Vogt, whose continued asset as an intelligence source was due to the fact that he was a Swiss citizen.
30pm on October 26 along with Victoria Glendinning who has written a book about Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
, founder of Singapore.
Ahmat bin Adam 1971 A Descriptive Account of the Malay Letters sent to Thomas Stamford Raffles
in Malacca in 1810 and 1811 by the Rulers of the Indigenous States of the Malay Archipelago.
When Sir Stamford Raffles
- the then British governor of Java - arrived in Singapore in 1819 to secure the island as a trade route, he split the swampy, tiger-infested island up into various districts, bringing in workers and tradespeople from all over India and the Far East.
No visit to Singapore would be complete without a visit to Raffles Hotel, named after Sir Stamford Raffles
who first set up a trading post on the diamond-shaped island in 1819.
Walking around the beautiful colonial building and grounds, which bears the name of Singapore's founder, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
, I could just about imagine I had been transported back to its heyday 100 years ago.
In 1819 Stamford Raffles
arrived from the London offices of the British East India Company.
were theoretically governed by sultans, the Straits Settlement of 1875, engineered by Sir Stamford Raffles
, had installed a British "adviser in each of these territories" (sic several times over).
Founded as a British trading colony by Sir Stamford Raffles
in 1819, it's now one of the world's busiest ports.