The second Marcellus flood, in January 1362 destroyed cultivated land on the entire Frisian North Sea coast and the important trading town of Rungholt, which was by the sea at that time. Whole stretches of land were flooded and Husum, further inland to the east of Rungholt, now became a port city and gained increasing commercial importance.
It is worthwhile to explore the eventful history of Singapore, which includes associated with the names Sang Nila Utama and Thomas Stamford Raffles. The first founded an empire in this region in 1299, which he called Singapura: Lion City. The name "Singapura" comes from Sanskrit and is composed of Singha (Siṃha: lion) and Pura (Pura:city).