Good Morning people :D
This is my last part of my one day trip around Singapore stories. You can read Jalan-Jalan di Singapura #1 and Jalan-Jalan di Singapura #2 as intro before reading this whole post. After took same photos with Singapore Flyer as the background, we move our face to another direction, suddenly the Merlion statue looks clearly. Finally, we were arrive in Merlion Park, the most famous place that we must vist if we come to Singapore. The popular Singapore Icon. I took many picture in this well-known tourist spot.
Fyi, Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of lion and the body of a fish, used as mascot of Singapore. Singa means Lion in Javanese. So proud for me as a Japanese that my language used by a famous modern country :D
The symbol was designed by Fraser Brunner, a member of Souvenir Committee and curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium, for the logo of Singapore Tourism Board in use from 26 March 1964 to 1997. In 1972 Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew officiated the installation ceremony of the Merlion. The original one used to stand at the mouth of Singapore River, at the top of the current The Fullerton Waterboat House Garden with Anderson Bridge as its background. The Merlion is a male. (source:wikipedia).
The other well known tourist spot near the Merlion Park is Anderson Bridge. I passed the bridge an walking around Raffles Park. I met again some Indonesian people that I met earlier at Universal Singapore yesterday, ah what a small but beautiful country. We talked for a while to say hi, its a pleasure to meet another Indonesian who is very kindly and friendly in foreign country.
Raffles Park is clean and a little bit cooler like anothe place, I tried Uncle Ice Cream there, the famous ice cream that we can buy only 1 SGD. Its yummy :)
I like the statue near the river, so I took some photos there. The statue consist of three man that talking. It was very unique, one of them use western style of clothing, one used chinese style and the other in Malay style. The statue pictured a great culture combination that build Singapore becoming a modern country with their various traditional cultures.
From the statue I walked to the left, my destination was the MRT station. I want heading to ORCHARD ROAD by MRT. Orchard is onother must visit place while in Singapore. There are many shopping malls there. We can buy many souvenirs with less cost at Lucky Plaza.
We walked around orchard road, windows shopping in all of the malls there that we could reach, hahaa. I took longer time in ION Orchard and in Lucky Plaza. I bought 4 package of keychain (6pcs per pack) only 10 SGD and 5 Singapore Bag only 10 SGD. My Mom and her friends fell in love with that bag. I gave the keychain for my office friends :)
That's the whole story of my one day trip around Singapore in 2011. Satisfied with the souvenirs, I went back to Little India, took my backpack at Fernloft Hostel Little India and went to airport for my fligt to Phuket.
That my first and last time visited Singapore Budget Terminal because it was not exist anymore now, was it?
Have nice day people, see u in another post ;)