Indiana Jones who pieces together S’pore’s past

12 November, 2013

Associate Professor John Miksic from the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS, dubbed Singapore’s answer to Indiana Jones, holds up fragments of a rare 14th century ceramic compass he unearthed at Fort Canning Hill. This discovery proves that the history of Singapore dates back further than many may think. “I’ve been trying to tell people that Singapore has deeper roots that go far beyond the colonial period and date back 700 years…”