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Today in History: Sulu Sultan arrived in Singapore

Today May 5 in 1900, the Sulu Sultan is reported by The Strait Times to have arrived in Singapore from Borneo aboard SS Kudci.

Today in History: Sultan in Singapore

Today May 4, in 1903, The Strait Time of Singapore reported on its 4th page the arrival of the Sulu Sultan and suite from Labuan. The article speculates that the Sultan's presence maybe to watch the Races which is an important social event among the elites.

What is interesting in this article is the addition "...and Siak". Is this simple typo error or did the Sulu Sultan arrived with the ruler of Siak or was did he in fact have ruled over Siak, too?