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HFW Wista seminar

HFW Singapore is co-hosting this special seminar with WISTA (Women's International Shipping and Trading Association) to commemorate Singapore's bicentennial, 200 years after Sir Stamford Raffles' landing.

Date

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Venue

10 Collyer Quay
#18-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Time

6.15pm – Registration

6.30pm – Seminar

7.30pm – Networking and drinks

Guest speaker Dr Donna Brunero will share some insights into Singapore's pre-1819 maritime history. In doing so she will explore ideas relating to regional trade, contested waterways and understandings of maritime violence; all factors that played a role in shaping the character of early modern Singapore. Some questions she'll address include:

  • Why were the waters surrounding Singapore hotly contested in the 1600s?
  • What was the history of this island prior to 1819 and the arrival of Raffles?
  • And why, after the settlement of a trading centre on this island, did early trading communities in Singapore constantly appeal for protection against ‘piratical peoples’?

Please email events.asia@hfw.com to register your interest in attending – places are limited.

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