Singapore is known as the Garden City of Asia.
The name Singapore has a wonderful history. The Malays in the 7th Century called it Temasek or Sea Town. Then in 1299 the Sumatran Prince Sri Tri Buana made the island part of his kingdom and after sighting a lion called it ‘Singapura’ or ‘Lion City’ in Sanskit.
Hence, one of the popular tourist sites is the Merlion in Merlion Park.
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