31 Dec '17, 9pm

Singapore to mark 200th anniversary of Raffles' arrival

The Singapore Story did not begin in 1965, the year of independence. Instead, it stretches back 700 years, telling a tale of ebb and flow. One major turning point was in 1819 when Stamford Raffles landed here, setting the island on a different trajectory, noted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his New Year message yesterday. "Because of Raffles, Singapore became a British colony, a free port and a modern city," he said. He announced plans for Singapore to mark the 200th anniversary of 1819, calling on Singaporeans to "understand truly how far back our history reaches, and how complex it is". Even before Raffles' arrival on St John's Island on Jan 28 that year, Singapore had a rich history, harking back to the 14th century when it was a maritime emporium. Migrants from China, India and other regions later formed families and communities, "turning an emporium into a home, a...

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