E25 : 200 years of Singapore history (w/ Jane Iyer)

This year marks Singapore’s bicentennial, the 200 year anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival. Today our guest is Jane Iyer, who gives us a crash course on Singapore’s history, and we might even touch on some of the darker sides of its colonial past!

We don’t mean to dwell on this, but:

  • Singapore used to be a place of fun Maritime pursuits
  • Be careful going through the Straits
  • If it’s wretched, just give it to the Dutch
  • Cherchez la femme !
  • Singapore’s colonial past is a story of three men and a baby

If you want to learn more about Singapore’s history, you’re in luck : Jane offers out-of-the-ordinary tours, and curates event with an emphasis on the heritage, history, and culture of our “little red dot” of an island. Be sure to check out her website : https://janestours.sg