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Syed Abdul Rahman Alsagoff

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Syed Abdul Rahman Alsagoff (Arabic: سيد عبد الرحمن السقاف‎‎, Saiyid ʿAbd ar-Raḥman as-Saqqāf) was an Arab businessman in the spice trade, and philanthropist who settled in Singapore. He was a descendant of Muhammad. His residence in Singapore, described as "unusual", was located along Java Road.

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Early life

Alsagoff was born in Hadhramawt, in present-day Yemen, Arabian Peninsula.

Career

Alsagoff arrived in Singapore in 1824 CE, alongside his son. As such, Alsagoff is cited as the "first member of the Alsagoff Family to settle in Singapore". Trading mainly spices, his son later established the Alsagoff Company in 1848. Alsagoff was successful in his career, and "dominated the spice trade in the region". He also promoted the welfare of other people.

Personal life

Alsagoff was Muhammad's thirty-third direct descendant. He married Raja Siti, daughter of Hajjah Fatimah.

References

Syed Abdul Rahman Alsagoff Wikipedia


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