History of Singapore

This essay integrates and revises material from Kwa Chong Guan, “From Temasik to Singapore: Locating a Global City State in the Cycles of Melaka Straits History” in Miksic, John & Low, Cheryl-Ann (eds) Early Singapore 1300s to 1819: Evidence in Maps, Texts and Artefacts p125-139, De Coutre’s Proposal for a fort on Singapore and Sentosa, c. 625 (A/Prof Peter Borschberg’s website at www. borschberg. sg), and Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City by, p19-82, The Free Dictionary by Farlex, 2009, www. thefreedictionary. com 1 definition of strategic obtained from www. thefreedictionary. com 2 C. A.

Gibson attempted to answer Raffles Professor of History Wong Lin Ken claim that “no historian has yet adequately explained why Singapore failed to be a major trading centre before the nineteenth century in Kwa Chong Guan, “From Temasik to Singapore: Locating a Global City State in the Cycles of Melaka Straits History” in Miksic, John & Low, Cheryl-Ann (eds) Early Singapore 1300s to 1819: Evidence in Maps, Texts and Artefacts 3 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p32 4 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p52 5 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p74 6 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p74 7 De Coutre’s Proposal for a fort on Singapore and Sentosa, c. 1625 (A/Prof Peter Borschberg’s website at www. borschberg. g) 8 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p77 9 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p78 10 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p79 11 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p79 12 from Kwa Chong Guan, “From Temasik to Singapore: Locating a Global City State in the Cycles of Melaka Straits History” in Miksic, John & Low, Cheryl-Ann (eds) Early Singapore 1300s to 1819: Evidence in Maps, Texts and Artefacts, p135 13 John Crawfurd recorded that Raffles “touched at Singapore to make enquires, and then for the first time, the advantage and superiority of its locality presented themselves” in Kwa Chong Guan, “From Temasik to Singapore: Locating a Global City State in the Cycles of Melaka Straits History” in Miksic, John & Low, Cheryl-Ann (eds) Early Singapore 1300s to 1819: Evidence in Maps, Texts and Artefacts 14 11 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p80 15 Prof Kwa Choon Guan’s lecture 3 notes, slide 4 6 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p55, recording an anecdote of Suma Oriental 17 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, 56-57 18 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p57-59 19 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p59 20 Eurasian engineer and explorer manuel godinho d’Eredia’s report, Declaracam de Malaca e India Meridional com o Cathay “Chorographic Description of the Straits of “Sincapure and Sabbam’ in 1604 marked a xabandaria at the south coast of Singapore 21 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p61 22 Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p73 23Kwa Chong Guan, Derek Heng and Tan Tai Yong (2009) Singapore: A 700-Year History, From Early Emporium to World City, p61

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