Why Raffles chose Singapore?

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Why Raffles chose Singapore? by Mind Map: Why Raffles chose Singapore?

1. British -3 ports,Dutch-9 ports

1.1. Compete with Dutch

1.1.1. Why?

1.1.1.1. control over

1.1.1.1.1. Spice trade

1.2. Control sea routes

1.2.1. bet China and India

1.2.1.1. Why?

1.2.1.1.1. Important for spice trade

1.3. British ports not effective

1.3.1. Location

1.3.1.1. Penang

1.3.1.1.1. Too far north

1.3.1.2. Bencoolen and Batavia

1.3.1.2.1. Longer route

1.3.1.2.2. Dangerous

1.3.1.2.3. West Coast of Sumatra

2. Location

2.1. Strategic

2.1.1. Why?

2.1.1.1. more convenient

2.1.1.1.1. How is it convenient?

3. Excellent Harbour

3.1. Deep waters

3.1.1. Bigger ships

3.1.1.1. enter

3.2. Sheltered

3.2.1. Protected

3.2.1.1. Dutch competition'

3.2.2. Storms

4. Commanding position

4.1. Protection

4.1.1. China Trade

4.1.1.1. BR trading ships

4.1.2. Pirates

4.1.3. Dutch competition