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An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore at National Museum of Singapore [Singapore]

Kris and scabbard
Kris and scabbard ©

In 1819 the existing settlement of Singapore was refounded by the British statesman and traveller, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles as a significant trading port between Britain and Asia. This exhibition, held in the bicentenary year of Raffles' negotiation of the founding trade treaty, looks at the early history of the area and its re-establishment in 1819.

On loan from the Royal Collection are a kris and scabbard presented to George IV by Stamford Raffles. The exhibiton will be on display until March 2020.

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