Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Merlion from boat view

This is the famous Merlion. I took many photos of the Merlion previously but were taken from land. These two photos of the Merlion were taken from a boat. You could see my other photos of the Merlion in here.



The Merlion was first designed as an emblem for the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 1964 – the lion head with a fish body resting on a crest of waves quickly became Singapore’s icon to the rest of the world.The fish tail of the Merlion symbolises the ancient city of Temasek (meaning “sea” in Javanese) by which Singapore was known before the Prince named it “Singapura” (meaning “lion” (singa) “city” (pura) in Sanskrit), and represents Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village. (Source: Uniquely Singapore).

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14 comments:

Louise said...

Very nice post about your world. The Merlion is quite interesting. My daughter, sitting on my lap, is quite intrigued by it!

Klaus said...

You entertain adults and kids alike! :)
Great post and a great info on the origins of Singapore!
Cheers, Klaus

Lilli & Nevada said...

this is beautiful, great information as well.

evlahos said...

VERY IMPRESSIVE SCULPTURE !!! THANK FOR SHARED

babooshka said...

Interesting leasrning about the formations of our different parts of the world.

Rambling Woods said...

Very interesting and I love the header photo

Photo Cache said...

I had many photos of the Merlion too, both from water and land. Singapore is such a wonderful place to visit.

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fishing guy said...

That is very neat and thanks for sharing the great info on your country, Singapore.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very interesting post, I had never heard of this, but it is spectacular

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments.
Louise, glad that your daughter like the merlion. :)

the donG said...

i remember you posting those merlion shots in your blog. i wonder how many of that statues can be found in singapore.

aash said...

Great writeup on Singapore. I love the place too, especially its local food. Though it can be abit too spicy at times. Thats singapore tourism for you. =)

Lawstude said...

i have merlion mementos made og glass that i have gotten while i was there. great pics alice.

Arija said...

I love the boat trip around the harbour but this is the first time I've seen the Merlion spewing water. Great shpt!