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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.


Tuesday, 12 February 2019


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


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 to register your interest in attending – places are limited.

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