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Singapore a vibrant city!

officially the Republic of Singapore, sometimes referred to as the Lion City or the Little Red Dot, is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia‘s Riau Islands to the south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens.

The English name of Singapore is an anglicisation of the native Malay name for the country, Singapura, which was in turn derived from Sanskrit (सिंहपुर, IAST: Siṃhapura; siṃha is “lion”, pura is “town” or “city”), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City, and its inclusion in many of the nation’s symbols (e.g., its coat of arms, Merlion emblem). However, it is unlikely that lions ever lived on the island; Sang Nila Utama, the Srivijayan prince said to have founded and named the island Singapura, perhaps saw a Malayan tiger. There are however other suggestions for the origin of the name and scholars do not believe that the origin of the name to be firmly established. The central island has also been called Pulau Ujong as far back as the third century CE, literally “island at the end” (of the Malay Peninsula) in Malay….

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The history

In 1299, according to the Malay Annals, the Kingdom of Singapura was founded on the island by Sang Nila Utama. Although the historicity of the accounts as given in the Malay Annals is the subject of academic debates, it is nevertheless known from various documents that Singapore in the 14th century, then known as Temasek, was a trading port under the influence of both the Majapahit Empire and the Siamese. Historical sources also indicate that around the end of the 14th century, its ruler Parameswara was attacked by either the Majapahit or the Siamese, forcing him to move on to Melaka where he founded the Sultanate of Malacca, Archaeological evidence suggests that the main settlement on Fort Canning was abandoned around this time, although a small trading settlement continued in Singapore for some time afterwards. In 1613, Portuguese raiders burned down the settlement, which by then was nominally part of the Johor Sultanate. The wider maritime region and much trade was under Dutch control …

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Facts about Singapore

It's a city of 63 islands

Singapore’s land area includes as many as 63 offshore islands that surround the main island. For visitors this means more fun in the sun.

Home to the worlds first night zoo

Singapore’s Night Safari is the very first night zoo. Opened in 1994, the 35-hectare park features over 2,500 nocturnal animals of over 130 species.

It's a city of waterfalls

The first man-made waterfall was built at Jurong Bird Park in 1970. That’s not all. You’ll find the world’s tallest indoor waterfall (35 metres) in Singapore at the Gardens by the Bay.

First F1 night race

Held annually since 2008, Grand Prix Season features a gamut of racing, concerts and entertainment activities, for Formula One visitors of all ages.

One of the worlds greenest cities

The city of singapore is not only filled with skyscrapers but also with lush greenery. Nearly the half of Singapore’s land area, about 700 square kilometres, is under green cover.

There is always something to celebrate

There are cultural festivals, lifestyle, major sports and arts events held all year-round in the city to keep you entertained. In July foodies a taken in with the Singapore Food Festival.

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Lemongrass Hotel Singapore

Lemongrass Hotel

34 Geylang Lorong 22
Singapore 398691
Phone: +65 6743 3232
Email: lghotel.sg@gmail.com

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