Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Merlion Park - Singapore

The Merlion Park in the city -state of Singapore has installed a beautiful park with the unique structure Merlion . This statue is a creature that is half- mermaid ( or fish) and half lion attracts a number of tourists and has become a landmark of Singapore. With the head of the lion and fish -like body , the fountains - Statue appeals to the audience . It looks especially in the glowing lights in the night turned on is amazing.
Merlion Park: SingaporeThis statue was originally at the Merlion Park along the Esplanade Bridge. The then Prime Minister of Singapore , Lee Kuan Yew was the installation of the statue solemnly on 15 September 1972 carried out . Now this statue has a new place that has been moved in the vicinity of the hotel Fullerton .

The lion head represents the lion that was spotted by Sang Nila Utama , a prince Srivijayan . The Malay Annals records the incident took place when the prince rediscovered Singapura in 11Ad . The fish tail of the Merlion represent the ancient city of Temasek , which means sea in the Javanese language . It symbolizes the fact that Singapore was originally a humble fishing village , although now it has be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
The Merlion statue was built by the late Mr. Lim Nang Seng artisans from cement fondue. Mr. Lim built another small version of the Merlion 2 meters in height and weighing three tones. The body of the statue was made ​​of cement , while the skin of Porcelain plates and eyes : small red teacups.
You can see the beautiful view of the colonial district of Singapore enjoy taking a walk in Merlion Park. There is a gift shop on its premises Merlion that sells T -shirts and other gift items.
The Merlion was originally designed as a symbol of the Singapore Tourism Board in 1964.
The lion's head was originally conceived by Mr. Fraser Brunner .
The Merlion statue measures 8.6 meters in height and weighs around 70 tons.
The park covers an area of ​​2,500 square meters.

The Merlion Park is a situated at One Fullerton, Singapore. It takes around 20 minutes by car to reach the park from Singapore Changi International Airport.

The best time to visit the Merlion Park is cool during the morning, evening or nights as the weather.

Merlion Park open 24 hours during the year.

Admission to the park is free.

Points of Interest : Singapore Asian Civilisations Museum, Boat Quay , Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, National Museum of Singapore Art Science Museum and Thian Hock Keng Temple .

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