In the 1300s, Sang Nila Utama spotted a lion and renamed Temasek Island Singapura which means lion city.
Sir Stamford Raffles went to India to meet Lord Hastings
In the 1360s, after Sang Nila Utama passed on, his son became king of Singapura and it became a great city and attracted many traders.
Founding of Singapore as a British Trading Port
In the 1800s, Singapura became a great city and attracted many traders.
Sir Stamford Raffles and Tengku Hussein Shah sign a treaty
Lord Hastings gave his approval for Sir Stamford Raffles to look for a suitable location at the southern end of the Straits of Melaka to set up a British trading port.
In the 1819s, Sir Stamford Raffles learnt that Singapore used to be a successful trading port in the past. On 28 January, Sir Stamford Raffles and Major Farquhar anchored off St John's Island, which was to the south of Singapore.
In the 1819s, Sir stamford Raffles asked Tengku Hussein Shah if Singapore could be a British Trading Port. Tengku Hussein Shah and Temenggong agreed.