Thursday, January 14, 2010

Merlion Park, the morning after

My previous post was the Merlion Park seen on New Year's Eve.

This photo was taken the morning after.

Ah, the first morning of 2010.

The little white dots you see floating actually contain peoples' wishes for the ooming year. You can write on these wishing spheres at various places in Singapore (like shopping centres, etc). They then leave them afloat and light them up by New Year.

(I was lucky to have been able to write on one the previous year, and luckily for me, my wish did come true!....not that you really need to know).

A little history:

The original Merlion statue used to stand at the mouth of the Singapore River, at the tip of the current The Fullerton Waterboat House Garden with Anderson Bridge as its background. It was later moved to the Merlion Park (where it currently stands), situated near Singapore's Central Business District, and is one of the most visited places by tourists.

* For a virtual reality tour, you may visit this website.

* To know more and read more FAQs about the Merlion, you may refer to this website.

[* Care for more Watery Wednesday photos?]

And just so my post isn't too redundant, here's a little something to lighten things up, I came across this at some shop. They call it The Mercat. Somewhat a cross of the japanese money cat and the singaporean merlion.

Here's the result:

..a perfect plushie souvenir for little kids, you say?


Pat said...

That's such a neat shot of the wishes in the water. I hope all the wishes come true for everyone!

chubskulit said...

Oh wow, lots of people wishing a bountiful new year eh.

Watery Wednesday

Helena said...

That's a wonderful shot of the water with everyone's wishes! I love the mercat too... forget about little kids, I want one! :)