What’s the story beneath this island?

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What character does it carry?

singapura 01In 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.

By courtesy of library.thickquest.org
By courtesy of library.thinkquest.org

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”.

By courtesy of library.thinkquest.org
By courtesy of library.thinkquest.org

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.

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16 thoughts on “What’s the story beneath this island?

    adinparadise said:
    June 19, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Love this story, Sydney. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you! Let’s take it as a myth to read! 🙂

    Bluejellybeans said:
    June 19, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      You are most welcome! Hope you like it! 🙂

    gita4elamats said:
    June 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Reblogged this on ELANA – The Voice of the Future and commented:
    NICE!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you, my friend! 🙂

    ĽAdelaide said:
    June 19, 2013 at 10:28 am

    fun info!

    prisailurophileblog said:
    June 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Interesting. You learn something new everyday 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you, this is my character. Have a good day! 🙂

    daoud alahmad said:
    June 21, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Very nice .

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Sydney appreciates your compliments! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    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!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

      I’m a book but just a small booklet, there are so much more out there! 🙂

    girlwithgreatexpectations said:
    June 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Hah, would have never guessed! Thank you for this little story!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 24, 2013 at 11:54 am

      You are welcome, have a great day! 🙂

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