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The Legend of Sang Nila Utama (History)

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Vanessa Lim

on 12 April 2013

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The Legend of Sang Nila Utama Sang Nila Utama, also known as Sri Tri Buana, was the Prince of Srivijaya. Back then, Singapore was only a small fishing village known as Temasik.
The story goes that Sang Nila Utama was sailing in the waters near Singapore when a storm hit out of nowhere. To prevent the boat from sinking, Sang Nila Utama threw his heavy crown into the sea. What is the legend? As soon as the crown was thrown overboard, the sea became calm and they were all safe. They then spotted the island of Temasik and landed upon the island. When they arrived, Sang Nila Utama and his men went to the jungle to hunt, where they saw a lion, an auspicious symbol. Sang Nila Utama decided to take over and rule Temasik, renaming it Singapura, or Lion City. What is the Legend? Continued ... Tun Sri Lanang, who was the editor and compiler of Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals), from which this legend came from. From Whose point of view was this legend told? The name Singapura (that eventually became Singapore) was named by malay prince Sang Nila Utama and it means lion city in malay. He renamed Temasek as Singapura because he saw a lion in the jungle and eventually decided to take over the village. What can we infer from this legend? To be continued... What is the purpose of this legend? This legend was told among the locals to explain how Singapore got its name Thank You! Now let's enjoy the song! By: Vanessa Lim, Ang Hui Shan, Elisya Tung, Ethel Poh, Rachel Koh
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