There were many Malay, Chinese, Indian and Indonesian people who came to Singapore to start better lives
What the fishing boats were like in early times
How people started to come to Singapore was because when after Raffles signed the treaty that allowed him to set up a port in Singapore, He left the rest of the the work to William Farquhar. But William Farquhar got food, resources, homes and many other useful things to help people to be more interested in moving or visiting Singapore. Singapore came across many problems when people were moving. Many of the Chinese immigrants who came to Singapore belonged to the secret society.
Here is Raffles, Abdul Rahmen , John Crawford , William Farquhar and Tengku Hussein.