Past, Present & Future

National Day of Singapore, 9th August 

National Day of SingaporeMuch of Singapore's early history is shrouded in legend and secondhand accounts. Chinese sailors in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries described Singapore as a pirate's lair. The island was once named Temasek (tuh-MAH-sek), which means “sea town.” The Sanskrit name Singapura (SING-ah-POO-rah), meaning “lion city,” was more commonly used by the end of the fourteenth century.

Archaeological evidence indicates that the island was part of a Malay kingdom during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It was ruled by a prince from Sumatra named Parameswara.

The National Day of Singapore is a public holiday, celebrated on 9th August each year.


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Relationship between Assumption University of Thailand and Singapore

National Day of Singapore


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