Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga Vol. 1) Read Online Free - On 6 February 1819, Stamford Raffles, William Farquhar, Temenggong Abdul Rahman and Sultan Hussein signed a treaty that granted the British East India Company the right to establish a trading settlement on the sparsely populated island of Singapore.
Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol. 1) is a meticulously researched and vividly imagined historical narrative that brings to life the stories of the early European, Malay, Chinese and Indian pioneers – the administrators, merchants, policemen, boatmen, coolies, concubines, slaves and secret society soldiers – whose vision and intrigues drive the rapid expansion of the port city in the early decades of the nineteenth century. While Raffles and Farquhar clash over the administration of the settlement, theScottish merchant adventurer Ronnie Simpson and Englishwoman Sarah Hemmings find love and redemption as they battle an American duelist and Illanun pirates. As the ghosts of the rajahs of the ancient city of Singapura fade into the shadows of Forbidden Hill, the new settlers forge their linked destinies in the ‘emporium of the Eastern seas’.
|Title||:||Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga Vol. 1)|
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March 20, 2018
An interesting and mostly factual source of information and colorful Stories about the early settlement of Singapore. While I already knew quite a lot about Singapore, I learned so much more from this excellent book.
January 04, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Every time I went to put it down I told myself “just a few more pages”. This story of the Singapore pioneers, pirates and local legends is both an informative and captivating read.