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The (almost) Forgotten Founder of Singapore

I posted the following blog about William Farquhar and Singapore a year ago. I have always been surprised by the lack of recognition in Singapore for its co-founder William Farquhar. Please correct me if I am wrong but I cannot … Continue reading

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Malacca — Where it all started!

For centuries Malacca was the fulcrum of East – West trade and was best described by its early Portuguese resident Tome Pires in 1514: “Men cannot estimate the worth of Malacca, on account of its greatness and profit. Malacca is … Continue reading

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