Lion City

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Etymology[edit]

From the literal English meaning of Singapore's name, which derives from Malay singa ("lion") and pura ("city"), from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá, lion) and पुर (pura, city).

Proper noun[edit]

Lion City

  1. (informal) Nickname of Singapore.
    • 2008, Helen Oon, Singapore, New Holland (2008), ISBN 9781847730978, page 5:
      Singapore is a place to be included on any traveller's itinerary, whether for pleasure or business. Its manifold attractions lure over six million visitors to the Lion City every year.