Okay. I know just the place. A place where no dutch have control.
I want to find a location to build a trading port.
Sir Stamford Raffles
After the meeting, Sir Stamford Raffles returned to the Malay Archipelago and met Major William Farquhar in Penang. They then set off to search for a suitable location at the Southern end of the Straits of Melaka.
I am a Orang Laut . There are no dutch here and the Temenggong of Johor lived here.
Sir Stamford Raffles quickly went to see the Temenggong. The Temenggong , however, informed Sir Stamford Raffles that Singapore belonged to the Sultan of Johor . Sir Stamford Raffles would need the Sultan's permisson to set up a Britsh trading port on the island.
Sir Stamford Raffles decided to recognise Tengku Hussein Shah as the Sultan of Johor instead of Tengku Abdul Rahman. This would allow the British to set up a trading port in Singapore. When Tengku Hussein Shah arrived in Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles informed him of his descision. Tengku Hussein Shah and the Temggong agreed and Sir Stamford Raffles and Tengku Hussein Shah signed the treaty on 6 February 1819.
The Sultan of Johor died and his title was being passed down to his younger son as his elder son was in another country.
Sang Nila Utama climbed up the rock. When he looked across the sea he saw an island that had a white, sandy beach. The island was named Temasek. He and his men sailed there.
I am Sang Nila Utama a Prince from Bentan.
One day,Sang Nila Utama went to a nearby island for a hunting trip.He came upon a large rock while hunting for a deer.
A storm arose and flooded the boat. The men scooped out the water as quickly as they could, but it did not help. The captain ordered all heavy goods to be thrown over board. However, water continued to flood the boat. the captain pleaded Sang Nila Utama to throw his crown into the sea and belived it was the only way for he boat to remain afloat. Sang Nila Utama threw his crown into the sea and the storrm stopped at once!
When Sang Nila Utama arrived at Temasek, he was very pleased with the island. While walking around the island with his men, he saw an animal. It had a red body, black head and white chest. Sang Nila Utama and his men had not seen such an animal before. One of his men said it looked like a singa, or lion.
Sang Nila Utama thought the lion was a sign that the island was a good place to set up a city. He decided to rename the island Singapura, which means Lion City. Sang Nila Utama was Singapore's first king.