Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My World - Sentosa Flower Show (Part 9-Merlion)

Continuing from yesterday's post on Sentosa Flower Show, I am almost done with the final part of the series of photos. Hope you are all not bored by it...lol.

Today post is the famous icon of Singapore, the Merlion. As mentioned very often, there are four merlions in Singapore. One is this 37 metres tall Merlion in Sentosa, two at the Merlion Park fronting the Singapore River and a small one at the top of Mount Faber.

You can view my other posts on the Merlion.

These swans were made with flowers, they were also part of the flower show.



A short and interesting video of the Merlion.
video



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22 comments:

Die Ellie said...

Hi! thanks for your visit to my blog today! Oh nice to have your post on Sentosa island, reminds me of my unforgettable stay new year 2008 there with my boyfriend. We rode bicycle up to hill and found the Merlion, it was a surprise because we hadn't expected it. So nice! btw, do you lavender in s'pore?

SandyCarlson said...

The merlion is a new creature to me. What a fascinating place.

alicesg said...

Hi Ellie, I have not come across any lavenders in Singapore but we do have a street called Lavender Street. Does that count....lol. I guess the weather here is not suitable for lavenders.

alicesg said...

Thank you Sandy for the compliments. :)

Babooshka said...

New to be too and as always something interesting

D Herrod said...

The Swans are very cool.

Sylvia K said...

Really fascinating post and wonderful photos! and I, too, learned something new! always like to do that! Thanks for sharing.

Indrani said...

When I was in Singapore few years back I had picked up a merlion souvenir from there. I still have it. Singapore is a beautiful country!
Loved the flower swan too!

ramblingwoods.com said...

My comment didn't go through..I love the flowered swans and would love to have them for the pond here Alice..

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Fascinating and beautiful. Thanks.

Catherine said...

You have some lovely things surrounding you!!

Louise said...

Your posts are NEVER boring!

magiceye said...

a beautiful series of wonderful images from your world!

LadyFi said...

That lion is magnificent! Why are they called Merlions.. are they part mermaid and part lion?

the donG said...

impressive how they made that duck using flowers!

Gattina said...

That must have been a very beautiful show ! I scrolled through all your pictures ! Very interesting !

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Lady Fi, 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).

fishing guy said...

Alice: What a fun view from your world.

Wren said...

The merlion is new to me - how interesting. And those swans made of flowers remind me of the Rose Parade in California every year. Very talented artists.

nadia said...

The flower swans look beautiful. Thanks for the interesting pictures and video :)

richies said...

It would be awesome to get to see the Merlion. He looks very impressive.

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Squirrel said...

Wow! interesting post!