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The trade of the separate islands was still oriented towards the outside world and very little with each other. That Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi had little to trade with each other is hardly surprising in view of their very similar resource endowment of abundant land and natural resources and sparse population. Because their local economies were still subsistence-oriented and had only small urban populations, the inwards trade was biased heavily towards essential items such as rice, sugar, salt and textiles.

As late as 1870 the Dutch presence was depicted as ‘officials planted out as animated coats of arms to warn off trespassers’ (Furnivall 1939/1944: 178). Thus by the late 19th century Java might be envisaged as occupying an economic location not in the middle of the Malay archipelago but closer to Ceylon, the first large island to the East of Suez. Lindblad (1996) has correctly pointed out that this is a relative perspective. By 1869 Java’s exports had grown to equal the entire import trade of Singapore, and Java’s economic importance was such that it also accounted for a third of Singapore’s trade with the Malay archipelago.

Nevertheless, most of Java’s exports were shipped directly to the Netherlands, much less than 10% via Singapore. By contrast, virtually the entire trade of the Outer Islands, as far away as Makassar, was oriented towards Singapore and the smaller Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca, where a large part was then absorbed in Asian markets. 1 shows how different were the trade patterns of Java and Singapore (Wong 1960: 219–30). 0 100 Imports (%) Singapore Java 12 1 1 – 84 2 31 11 12 12 32 2 36 1 2 2 59 – 100 100 100 20 THE EMERGENCE OF A NATIONAL ECONOMY INTEGRATION AND FOREIGN TRADE In the face of growing pressure by European powers, the Dutch had perforce to defend their sphere of influence.

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