In the last lesson, we explored the trend of mass migration in the 19th century.
Mass migration refers to the movement of groups of people from one country to another. It became a phenomenon in the 19th century because of...
The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 provided a shorter, more convenient route for travel from Europe to Asia.
Wow, this new steam ship is something!
I'm with the British Army! We are en route to Malaya.
The Industrial Revolution in Europe provided better technology for travel. It also meant that more resources like coal and iron ore were needed to power factories — where better to find these than in other countries? (*Cough* colonialism)
The end of slave trade resulted in the need for other cheap sources of labour.
Did somebody call a plumber?
In today's lesson, we will zoom in on why people came to Singapore in particular.
What led to immigration to Singapore in the late 19th to early 20th century?