The relatively new history of Singapore commenced from the year 1819. As it was during this year when Sir Thomas Stamford got an English port built on the land, which is now known as Singapore.
It emerged as the principle-trading center for India as well as China and evolved eventually as the chief port during that time.
When Sir Thomas Stamford Raffels for the first time arrived at Singapore, at that time there was a clear demarcation within the Sultanate of Johor. As during that time the demise of the old Sultan compelled the younger son to ascend the throne for the reason that the eldest son, Hussein was not present there at that time. Raffles supported Hussein and made him the ruler and made the senior judge, Temenggong sign a treaty with him and in this way he kept his hold on the land of Singapore. However in order to make use of this land in his favor he had to pay a yearly sum to Hussein as well as to Temenggong.
Singapore came to be officially owned by the British East India Company in the year 1984. In the year 1986, Mallaca as well as Penanag and definitly Singapore was included by the British in the British Straits Settlements. Though the affairs of the Singapore, Mallacca and Penang were operated by the British East India Company they were administered by the British from Singapore itself.
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