South East Asia 1837 CE
The British are acquiring more territories in the region.
What is happening in South East Asia in 1837CE
Vietnam and Cambodia
Vietnam has been reunited. Cambodia has been the scene of fighting between Thailand and Vietnam, and has been see-sawing between control by the two opposing countries. The period ends with Thailand in control.
To the south, a British adventurer, Sir Stamford Raffles, occupied the sparsely populated islands of Singapore in 1819. It soon becomes a bustling trading town. A few years later the British acquired Malacca from the Dutch (1824).
In the Dutch East Indies, meanwhile, the Dutch government has taken over from the Dutch East India Company in governing their overseas possessions here.