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DID YOU KNOW?
“Singapura” – derived from the Malay words “Singa” for Lion and “Pura” for City. So now you know why Singapore is called ‘The Lion City’. However, studies of Singapore indicate that lions have never lived here.
Tanglin was named after the Chinese name twa tang leng which means "great east hill peaks”.
The tiger-infested Tanglin area was colonized by the Chinese to grow Sireh, Pepper, Nutmeg and Ginger.
While Tanglin looks very different today, its heritage lives on with Tanglin Gate at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens.