What’s the story beneath this island?
What character does it carry?
In Sanskrit, it signifies Singa for a lion and Pura for a city. “Lion City” is the complete word.
In 1160, Sri Tri Buana, Sang Nila Utama, the ruler of an ancient kingdom saw the white shore of this little island, described by the annalist.
He asked, “what is that stretch of sand, we see yonder?”
“Your highness, that is the land called Temasek”. One of the companions replied.
When they reached the shore, he saw a strange animal “very swift and beautiful”, with a bright red body, its head jet black and its breast pure white. The beautiful animal has the size of a he-goat.
The companion said, “Your Highness, I have heard that in ancient times, it was a lion which has that appearance”.
Sang Nila Utama then established a city at Temasek and name it Singapura.
This is a short story about how the name of my country came by.
16 thoughts on “What’s the story beneath this island?”
June 19, 2013 at 1:25 am
Love this story, Sydney. 🙂
June 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm
Thank you! Let’s take it as a myth to read! 🙂
June 19, 2013 at 5:27 am
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing 🙂
June 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm
You are most welcome! Hope you like it! 🙂
June 19, 2013 at 10:01 am
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June 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm
Thank you, my friend! 🙂
June 19, 2013 at 10:28 am
June 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm
Thank you! 🙂
June 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm
Interesting. You learn something new everyday 🙂
June 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm
Thank you, this is my character. Have a good day! 🙂
June 21, 2013 at 3:47 am
Very nice .
June 22, 2013 at 11:05 am
Sydney appreciates your compliments! 🙂
June 21, 2013 at 9:11 am
You ar like a book Sydney…. I learn something new every time I read your blog! 😀 Good job!
June 22, 2013 at 11:11 am
I’m a book but just a small booklet, there are so much more out there! 🙂
June 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm
Hah, would have never guessed! Thank you for this little story!
June 24, 2013 at 11:54 am
You are welcome, have a great day! 🙂