Facts About Singapore

on Saturday, October 17, 2009

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Singapore Facts

Full Country Name:

Republic of Singapore
History:

The name Singapore is derived from the word
“Singapura” or “Lion City” as legend has it
that a Sumatran prince sighted a beast that looked like a lion when
he first set foot on the island in the 14th century. In the year
1819, Sir Stamford Raffles established a British trading station on
this island. Singapore gained its independence as a sovereign and
democratic nation on 9 August 1965. It was admitted to both the
United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations in the same year.