| Legend Of Ancient Singapore
This is a legend of how Singapore was actually found... ...
Once, there was a prince of Sumatra named Sang Nila Utama. He wanted to find a suitable place to build a city so he set sail from a city in Jakarta named Palembang with a few other ships. Soon, they reached Riau Island and were being greeted by the local queen.
A few days later, the prince went hunting with his men on the nearby islands. While hunting, he spotted a deer and started chasing it. Soon, he came to a large rock and decided to climb in the hope that the deer might be hiding behind it. However, there was no deer in sight but this brought an island over the sea into view. He inquired with his men about the island and found out that it was called Temasek. The prince thought that it might be a good place to build a city and left for the island.
However, a storm was brewing and no sooner was the ship taking in water. The prince and his men could not do anything but to throw any heavy objects on the ship overboard. Still, the situation did not improve. In desperation, the prince threw his heavy crown overboard. This calmed the storm immediately and the ship did not capsize. Then, one of the prince's man spotted an animal that resembled a lion. He thought that this was a good omen and thought that this country will flourish.