A small creek, called the Singapore River, divides the town (Singapore) into 2 parts; of which the western is devoted to commerce, and the eastern contains the dwellings of the Europeans and the public offices.
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When Sir Stamford Raffles foresaw the numerous advantages of Singapore for commerce, he recommended East India Company to purchase from the Sultan of Johore for a payment, we believe, of a pension of twenty-four thousand Spanish dollars.
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