Singapore's Origin

How Singapore got its name

Version 1 : When Raffles stepped out of his boat on to Boat Quay, a man was running by announcing the birth of his son in hokkien. 'see ta poh, see ta poh' 

Version 2 : I thought the story was like this : The Malay/Indian king, Parameswara, was sleeping under a tree and was dreaming. He was rudely awakened by an animal resembling a lion. So, out of shock, he screamed ' Singa porda ! Singa porda ' (which means, 'lion, get lost!') 

Version 3 : When Raffles sailed up the Singapore river for the first time, a Malay lady was bathing in the river, having left her clothes on the river bank. A Singh came by and stole her clothes. The upset lady started shouting after him, 'Singh Kapoh, Singh Kapoh'............xXxploring™

7 May 2011. Happy Voting, Singapura.