This article was first published as ISEAS Perspective 2021/78 “Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong: The Rising Influence of Muslim Mainstream Groups” and republished by Eurasia Review on 13 June 2021.
In this webinar, Dr Tai Yew Seng examined the historical roots of Banzu and Temasek cities mentioned in the records of Wang Dayuan, the first ancient Chinese trader who wrote about Southeast Asia in his travels. By cross-examining with other archaeological and historical records, Dr Tai identified Banzu as located in the present-day Rochor area, and Temasek at city area between Singapore River and Stamford Road. Dr Tai also offered new insight into the historical significance of Rochor underexplored in contemporary accounts.
This article was published on 9 June 2021 and referred to Fulcrum Commentary, Challenges Facing Vietnam’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive.