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With the Temenggong's help, Raffles managed to smuggle Tengku Long back into Singapore.He offered to recognize Tengku Long as the rightful Sultan of Johor, given the title of Sultan Hussein and provide him with a yearly payment of 00 and 00 to the Temenggong; in return, Sultan Hussein would grant the British the right to establish a trading post on Singapore.Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 square kilometres (50 sq mi)).Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore in 1819 as a trading post of the British East India Company; after the latter's collapse in 1858, the islands were ceded to the British Raj as a crown colony.However, it is unlikely that lions ever lived on the island; Sang Nila Utama, the Srivijayan prince said to have founded and named the island Singapura, perhaps saw a Malayan tiger.
Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets.
Singapore was not much affected by First World War (1914–18), as the conflict did not spread to Southeast Asia.
The only significant event during the war was a mutiny by the Muslim sepoys from British India who were garrisoned in Singapore, which occurred in 1915.
Located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district, the iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House have been masterfully restored by Pritzker Prize Laureate Richard Meier to house The Patina, Capitol Singapore.
Designed by world-renowned Jaya International Design, the ultra-luxury property features well-appointed guest rooms and suites, the Reading Room, Singapore’s first saltwater relaxation pool, fitness center, an intimate ballroom, a signature restaurant and bar, and a world-class art collection.