Singapore: The Early Years

3rd century reference in Chinese document to Pu-luo-chung, or "island at the end of a peninsula"
1320 Emissaries of Mongol court travel to Long Yamen (Dragon's Tooth Strait) --possibly Keppel Harbor -- to obtain elephants
c. 1330 Wang Dayuan writes that Chinese had settled at main settlement, Pancur (spring).
1365 Javanese Nagarakretagama refers to Singapore as as Temasek, or Sea Town.
1500 By this time the Sanskrit name, Singapura (Lion City), commonly used.
c. 1500 Siam (modern Thailand) and the Java-based Majapahit Empire struggle for control of Malay Peninsula.

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