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Transcript of History
Bugis Why did they leave their home countries ? The Malays were "pushed" to leave their homeland.
Malay Archipelago :
They could not find work in their homeland.
Malay Sumatra, Java and Malaya :
To escape from the war-torn areas
Life in these war-torn areas was unsafe.
They missed their relatives who were in Singapore.
Often, they brought their families with them.
The Arabs :
Looking for better trade opportunities than what they had
had in their homeland. What drew them to Singapore ? Peace and stability.
Better jobs and business opportunities.
No restriction on immigration
Singapore was a free port.Traders did not have to pay for custom duties or taxes on goods. Trade :
Straits produce from East Indies :
rice Where did they assigned to stay in Singapore? Here's the video of the Kampong Glam.... Kampong Glam :
An area was set aside for the Sultan, his relatives and followers. Credits :
http://pictures.nl.sg/OpenCMSContent.aspx?id=e758f008-7d8e-4183-98f5-03bc19d38be6&max=400 The Malays Thank you ! Helped to widen the variety of goods being traded between Singapore and other countries. Among them was the famous Munshi Abdullah. He could speak many languages and he also wrote books about the early Singapore. Education :
Malays who were educated worked as :
Teachers Expert boat-building
Besides this, they also served as :
Others worked as :
Watchmen On the ship What was their contribution to Singapore ? Done By : Sabrin, Jasmine, Yan wei, Danish