Temasek, at 42, is just a little younger than modern Singapore.
However, Singapore’s history reaches back before its independence in 1965. This former colony was founded as a trading outpost of the British Empire nearly 200 years ago.
The Malay Annals mentioned Singapura (Lion City) over 500 years ago. The ancient Javanese text, Nagarakretagama, described Tumasik in the 14th century, while 淡马锡, the Chinese transliteration of Tumasik, was found in early maps of the region.
In choosing Temasek as our name, our forefathers embraced a sense of history, purpose and possibilities far beyond their time.
That history does not start or stop with them, nor shall it do so with us, as we invest for future generations.
We choose to place sustainability at the core of everything we do, to make a difference always with tomorrow in mind and leave our world a better place for our children, and their children.
For generations to come.
We are governed by a set of stringent financial policies and disciplines.
(for year ended 31 March)
The Discipline of Temasek
Our dividend income was sufficient to cover our interest expenses 18 times over the year.
Ins & Outs at Temasek
Temasek's sources of funds benefit businesses and the community at large.