Singapore: a bicentennial visit

On 28th January 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore and decided he liked the look of the place. He returned the following morning and planted the Union Jack, which was a bit presumptuous, but then he was an 19th century colonising Brit, so what do you expect. But even Raffles, who saw Singapore’s potential 200 years ago, would have struggled to imagine the … Continue reading Singapore: a bicentennial visit