Tuesday, November 20, 2007


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)

The merlion is facing the uncompleted integrated resort owned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The much talked about resort because of its casino being the first time being allowed on Singapore Land.
A mini version of the Merlion


Around the World said...

Hi Alice

Your Singapore blog will be mentioned in the next update to my Around the World guide.

It is a pet peeve of mine but the one thing I do not like about your blog is the automatic music playing. Lots of people prefer to surf quietly. You can add music in ways that give your visitors the choice to turn it on or not. It is entirely up to you but I do hope you will consider this aspect.

alicesg said...

Thanks in advance for going to put my blog in your guide.

Thanks for your suggestion, please scroll down for the playlist, there is a stop button to stop the music. Maybe I should try to put the playlist at the sidebar so that people can see there is a playlist. :)

Thanks for dropping by.

Around the World said...

Your blog has been included in our guide.

Around The World with Daily Photoblogs Old and New is a brief history of the City Daily Photoblog movement and a guide to sites around the world.

Our criterion for inclusion is that photographs related mainly to a specific geographical location are posted at dated intervals. CDPB critera are much stricter, so inclusion in our guide does not imply that a blog is officially a CDPB.

Please keep us informed of any changes to your details.

PS Much better to have the playlist at the top so folk can see it immediately, although I still think readers should have the option to turn it ON rather than turn it OFF