Pengeran Sherif, I am drawing up a town plan
As early as June 1819, Stamford Raffles gave William Farquhar instructions to make a town plan before he left Singapore. When he returned in 1822, he was upset that Farquhar had not followed his instructions. This was one of the reasons that led to the fallout between them. Raffles employed Lieutenant Philip Jackson to execute his vision. Hence, the town plan is also known as the Jackson Plan.
as I expect that Singapore will be a place of considerable magnitude and importance. As such, an economical and proper allocation of land is most important. The Arab community, which requires every consideration, will be situated in the vicinity of the Sultan’s residence. You and your uncle were the first to settle in Singapore, and later many of your fellow Hadhrami Arabs
Hailing from the Hadhramaut province in South Yemen—an arid land at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula—the Hadhrami Arabs were travelling traders who sailed east to make their fortune. They grew in prominence as some chose to set up home in new lands such as Indonesia, and their businesses and trade networks flourished. The British saw their potential and encouraged them to move to Singapore. Even as their numbers increased in Southeast Asia, the Hadhramis still maintained close ties with their homeland.
such as the Alsagoff and Alkaff families followed suit. The diaspora that started centuries before this continues on, bringing much prosperity to the island. I have high hopes for what you can achieve here.