Who came to Singapore and Why did They Come By MaxZ Dahmen

These are the Countries in the Arab league


The Arabs were a very small group of wealthy traders. They came to Singapore because the trade route was great and was quite close by. Like most people, the Arabs were attracted to Singapore because they wanted to trade. By 1822, there were only 15 Arabs in the Singapore


The Armenians were the second smallest group in Singapore in 1819 and were wealthy traders like the Arabs and Bugis. They came because they, like most countries, wanted to trade. Even though they were wealthy, in 1822, there were only 16 Armenians in Singapore.

This is where Armenia is Located

The Bugis

The Bugis came from Indonesia. They were wealthy and came from the Rhio islands. They left the Rhio islands when the Dutch took control over them.

This is a map of the Malay Peninsula


Most of the Malays that came to Singapore were Sultan Hussiens men. They came from the Rhio Islands, Malacca and Sumatra. By 1822 there were already 4,580 Malays in Singapore.


The Europeans were only a small group of people who came mainly from the EIC (East India Company). Only a few were traders and had a business in Sinagpore.


The Indians were the second largest group to migrate into Singapore. They were mostly poor Labourers. In 1822, there were 756 Indians in Singapore.


China was the biggest group that came to Singapore. They came because they wanted to seek fortune. In 1842 there was a lot of unrest and many fled to Singpore

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