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Chapter 1 : Was There Singapore Before 1819?

Evidences which helps to know about Singapore History: WRITTEN EVIDENCES

Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) Malay literary work around the 16th century Singapore as Temasek means Sea Town or Sea Port. Sang Utama, a ruler of Palembang in Sumatra, Founded a settlement in Temasek.

Chinese Records (Wang Dayuan accounts) Chinese merchant who travelled Southeast Asia in the 14th century Wrote Dao Yi Zhi Lue ( Description of the Barbarians of the Isles) It supports the description of Sejarah Melayu that Singapore was a prosperous trading centre.

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