Life-size display of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance on 6 February 1819, by which an English “factory” (trading settlement) could be built in the vicinity of the Singapore River.
This life-sized model display exists, along with several others, at the Images of Singapore museum on Sentosa Island. The men present at the signing were Sultan Hussein Shah, Stamford Raffles, Temenggong Abdul Rahman and William Farquhar. Behind the peaceful signing, however, were a series of political contrivances which saw Raffles install Tengku Long, the rightful ruler of Johor under which sphere of influence Singapore was, as the new Sultan of Singapore.
A Splendid Little Colony: British Singapore 1819 - 1963
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