|He later worked as a
translator and a teacher of Malay. His Hikayat
Abdullah, being a remarkable eye-witness account
of life in the East Indies, was a document of
great interest to historians of Southeast Asia.
Abdullah went to Singapore, where he settle, in
1819, and later worked as a master at Raffles
Institution. He set out for a pilgrimage to Mecca
in 1854. However he died in October that year,
apparently of plague.