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”).
- (informal) Nickname of Singapore.
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- 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.