Photo of the Day- The Merlion in Singapore

Travels and memories! Yes, it feels great everytime I remember my past travels. Thanks to our modern technology especially the invention of digital cameras. Taking   photographs helps us to  remember well our past travels. Besides, these are the things we can take home for free so take as many pictures  you can when you travel.

The photo I am featuring today was taken in Singapore. This statue is known as the Merlion. As you can see in the photo, it is a creature with a lion’s head and a body of a fish. The Merlion is the national personification of Singapore.

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The Singapore Merlion: Its name combines “mer” meaning the sea and “lion”. The fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city” or “kota singa”.

If you are visiting Singapore, never miss to visit the Merlion Park, a famous landmark of the country. It is a major tourist attraction at One Fullerton, Singapore, near the Central Business District (CBD). In fact there are more Merlion statues in the country. Check it out online where to find them.

Safe and happy travels to all  people who are currently hitting the road! Cheers!

 
 

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