Hundred years ago, there lived Sang Nila Utama, the prince of Srivijaya. One day, accompanied by several loyal guards, the prince went sailing.
"Today, let's raise our flag as an Independent nation with people who are called Singaporeans. MERDEKA! This is not Malay nation. This is not a Chinese nation. This is not an Indian nation. We unite, regardless of race, religion and culture."
They docked their ship to the island of Temasek. After landing, the prince with other guards look around the island. The prince with other guards look around the island. The prince saw a beast, it was big, golden and looked dashing.
"I shall name this place 'Singapura."
"This is a good beginning. Singapore will be known as a trading hub all over the world. And under my leadership, I will establish schools and churches in the native languages and allow local businesses to flourish ."
Stamford Raffles, along with his general William Farquhar, came to Singapore. He thought that Singapore was strategic place to buy and sell spices. Stamford Raffles met with Sultan and the Temenggong to sign a treaty to allow them to start building a port.
The Japanese came in Singapore during World War 2. They invaded Singapore for three years. Many suffered greatly and killed during this time.
The History of SINGAPORE
On August 1965, Mr Lee Kuan Yu bravely announced Singapore's Independence.