Yet, the legend of Sang Nila Utama is not entirely, well, a legend. In fact, Singapore dates back to 700 years ago!
Meet Dr John N. Miksic - the "Indiana Jones" of Singapore. Arriving here in 1984 to help with the excavation at Fort Canning Hill, when Singapore lacked a local archaeologist, he has since grown attached to Singapore and currently resides here, and he also teaches in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies. The Straits Times recently interviewed him regarding Singapore's past.
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