How to use Straits settlements in a sentence
The colony of the Straits Settlements consists of the islands of Singapore, Penang and the Dindings, the territory of Province Wellesley, on the mainland opposite to Penang, the insignificant territory of the Dindings, and the town and territory of Malacca.
The Straits Settlements - Singapore, Malacca and Penang - were ruled from India until 1867, when they were erected into a crown colony under the charge of the Colonial Office.
About the same time he had the offer of the post of chaplain to the factory at Bencoolen, in the Straits Settlements.
This is also the case in the Straits Settlements.
The Straits Settlements ranked as an important producer in 1870 with 2337 tons; it now supplies the greater part of the world's supply, contributing 46,795 tons in 1900, and over 60,000 tons in 1905.Advertisement
Very similar kinds of sugar are also produced for local consumption in Central America and in Mexico, under the names of " Panela " and " Chancaca," but in those countries the sugar is generally boiled in pans placed over special fire-places, and the factories making it are on a comparatively small scale, whereas in the Straits Settlements the " basket sugar " factories are of considerable importance, and are fitted with the most approved machinery.
Mergui carries on a flourishing trade with Rangoon, Bassein and the Straits Settlements.
There is a considerable coasting trade with other Burmese ports and with the Straits Settlements.
As in other parts of the Straits Settlements the men are far more numerous than the women.
In 1867 the Straits Settlements were created a Crown colony, in which Penang was included.Advertisement
See Straits Settlements Blue Book 1906 (Singapore, 1907); The Straits Directory (Singapore, 1907); Sir Frank Swettenham, British Malaya (London, 1906).
The inland telegraph is also widely distributed, and foreign lines communicate with Saigon, the Straits Settlements and Moulmein.
On both the east and west coasts of southern Siam trade is increasing rapidly, and is almost entirely with the Straits Settlements.
It carries on a considerable coasting trade with other ports of Burma, and with the Straits Settlements.
It was incorporated in the colony of the Straits Settlements when that colony was established in 1826.Advertisement
This arrangement held good until 1905, when, in answer to the frequently and strongly expressed desire of the colonists, Labuan was removed from the jurisdiction of the company and attached to the colony of the Straits Settlements.
Since 1870 Persian opium has been largely exported from Bushire and Bandar-Abbas in the Persian Gulf to London, the Straits Settlements and China.
In 1878 it was attached to the government of Ceylon, and in 1882 placed under the authority of the governor of the Straits Settlements.