For the sovereign wealth fund based in Singapore, see Temasek Holdings. For area in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, see Kampong Tumasek.
Part of the Early history of Singapore
• Long Ya Men
• Ban Zu
Kingdom of Singapura
• Sang Nila Utama
Archaeology in Singapore
Fort Canning Hill
Temasek (also spelt Temasik) is an early recorded name of a settlement on the site of modern Singapore. The name appears in early Malay and Javanese literature, and it is also recorded in Yuan and Ming Chinese documents as Danmaxi (Chinese: 單馬錫; pinyin: Dānmǎxī; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tan-má-sek or Chinese: 淡馬錫; pinyin: Dànmǎxī; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tām-má-sek). Two distinct settlements were recorded in Temasek – Long Ya Men (Malay: Batu Berlayar) and Ban Zu (Malay: Pancur). The name is used in modern-day Singapore for national honours as well as institutions and corporations.