Unit 1 Was There Singapore Before 1819?

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Unit 1 Was There Singapore Before 1819?

  1. 1. Unit 1 Was there Singapore before 1819?
  2. 2. Early Artefacts Found in Singapore <ul><li>The Singapore Stone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located at mouth of Singapore river 150 years ago. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showed that people at that time could write and read but in a different language from us today. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Sejarah Melayu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Malay records written by Munshi Abdullah. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contained story about how Singapore was named by Sang Nila Utama. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jewellery, porcelain, stoneware and eathenware found at Fort Canning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showed there was trade between Singapore and other parts of the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chinese records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Account of Wang Dayuan a chinese traveller. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Post 14 th century Singapore <ul><li>Parameswara came to Singapore. </li></ul><ul><li>He became the new ruler of Singapore. </li></ul><ul><li>He was drove out of Singapore by Javanese troops or the Siamese. </li></ul><ul><li>He fled to Muar, island of Singapore left to a group of orang lauts. </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore lost its importance as a trading port. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reasons for the coming of the Europeans <ul><li>Increase in interest to the world outside Europe. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They wanted to know the lives of the Easterners. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To buy spices from the East. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spices were very important at that tme as there were no refrigerators. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They wanted to have a share of the wealth available in the East. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They wanted to find gold, rubies and other precious stones found in the East. </li></ul></ul>

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