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By meWATCH Published: 27 Sep 2019 Audio: English
Thunderstorms rage over Singapore’s waters. Intense tempests strike at carracks until they perish and sink to the ocean floor. At this time, Singapura is known by some as ‘Falsa Demora’, a name that means “the tricky place to interrupt one’s journey”. As the end of the Singapura kingdom coincides with the change of global climate into a little ice age, could it be that strong winds slowly, but dramatically, eroded Singapura’s ability to conduct maritime trade ? Or did the little ice age break the trend of population and agricultural growth that resulted from the medieval climate anomaly ? Did it put brakes to centuries of growth around the region and the world ?
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