This book chronicles the history of one of Singapore’s smaller ethnic groups, the Bugis, over several centuries. Set sail on an exciting journey with the author as he unravels the history of a proud, seafaring community while on a quest to discover his roots.
He delves deep into the colourful maritime heritage of the Bugis, reveals the extent of their trading prowess as far as Madagascar and Australia and tells the tale of their enduring cultural legacy from ancestral roots in South Sulawesi to present-day cosmopolitan Singapore.
Through their strategic mastery of maritime routes, the Bugis played an instrumental role in shaping Singapore’s early growth and prosperity. From supplying food and building materials to navigating around the region to deliver goods, the book shows how the Bugis were a highly resourceful community that were instrumental in helping to build Singapore from the ground up.
Whether you are an avid history buff, a cultural explorer, or simply one who loves tales of adventure, this book promises a captivating story that will transport you through time to the world of the Bugis people whose history is intertwined with Singapore’s narrative as a port city.