In My Hands Today…

In the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles – Nigel Barley

Sir Stamford Raffles was a British colonial trader who, in 1819, founded the island city-state of Singapore. Today, Singapore is a world alpha city ranked alongside London, New York, and Tokyo. In this intriguing book – part history, part travelogue – the author revisits the places that were important in the life of Raffles and evaluates his legacy, both good and bad, in present-day Singapore. 

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