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7. Which European colonial power took control of Malaya and built the port at Singapore?

A. Spain
B. Portugal
C. Netherlands
D. The United Kingdom

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Singapore

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    so the answer is C.???
    i don't understand wiki.

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    No, it's not C.

    This is from the History section of the above article.

    " After this, there was no significant settlement or port at Singapore until 1819 when Sir Stamford Raffles, excited by the deep and sheltered waters in Keppel Harbour, established for Britain a new settlement and international port on the island.[4]"

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    D

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