Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A trip to Mount Faber-Part 4 (Park)

Still at the top of Mount Faber. Just about 10 minutes walk from the Mount Faber Cable Car Station, there was a small park that was so lovely. It was much cooler over here with huge trees which gives us shade from the hot sun.

This is the Singapore Icon - the Merlion on top of Mount Faber. There are about four Merlions as far as I know in Singapore. The others are the famous Merlion and its baby at Fullerton and the huge Merlion on Sentosa.

Plenty of flowers and greenery as we walked to this little park.

Vanda Miss Joaquim - our Singapore flower

Bee at work


Look out for more photos at this park which would be of interest to you.

14 comments:

the donG said...

i wonder how high is mount faber. is it cold on top?

The Liberator said...

Merlions??? This is the first one I've seen! Very cool.

alicesg said...

Dong, it is only a hill despite being called "Mount". Nah, it is hot up there unless you are under those big trees. Best time to go will be morning or evening.

alicesg said...

Merlion is an icon created by the tourist board for Singapore. It is half lion head and half fish. You can read more information here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlion

evlahos said...

this Singapore flower is amazing. thanks for shared

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are all stunning.. I have enjoyed playing catch up here today..

Lara said...

thanks for sharing this trip with us!

quinttarantino said...

Merlion? Quite imaginative ... but why a lion if Singapore is known as one of asian economic tigers?

Jim said...

That looks like a beautiful little park.

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments

alicesg said...

Quin,
Singapore is known as Singapura in Malay. Singa=Lion and pura=City. A Javanese Prince saw a beast which he believed is a Lion so he named our island "Singapura". You can read the history of Singapore in here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore

zakscloset said...

is there a merlion at the singapore airport...? i feel like i saw one when i stopped over, but it might be a part of my hallucination from my almost 48 hours flight...

GMG said...

Hi Alice! I’m back to blogosphere after another busy (and annoying) week… ;)
Loved to see Mount Faber again; but must confess that even up there couldn't find it cool... ;)
Great pictures!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still strolling in the streets of Santiago de Compostela… Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

alicesg said...

Zak, you are right the one you saw at the airport could be a display set in the bookshop and I dont think it belong to the tourist board.

Gmg, Welcome back to blogosphere. It is not cold on top of Mount Faber, but the little park is cooler than at Jewel box roof top because of the many big trees there but definitely not cold...lol