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Meeting of the Worlds dramatises the arrival of the first fleet of the English and Dutch East India Companies in Aceh in the 17th century.

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Treaty between the Dutch East India Company and Sultan Abdul Mahasin Zainul Abidin of Banten, 1691.

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Dutch Burgomaster Chair from 1770 and Dutch Five Foot Chest.

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A silver tea urn, tea cup and travel chest that belonged to Raffles (left). Portrait of William Farquhar in 1830 (right).

Before Raffles

An exhibition delves into the history of Singapore way before Stamford Raffles stepped foot on our shores.
Oct 11, 2019 5:50 AM

THE STAMFORD RAFFLES story may be entrenched in the history books, but there was life in Singapore way before 1819. Two centuries before that, trade and culture were already flourishing in this region called the East Indies, which translates roughly to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore today.

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