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Merlion Fountain Adventure

sunny 27 °C

Today we woke up refreshed and ready for the second last day of our awesome adventure! We decided to go and see the Merlion Fountain, it’s a fountain that’s has the head of a lion and the body of a fish, it looks quite cool, I (Joelle) was pretty excited anyway ha-ha. So we preceded to head down to Merlion park o see the statue. We took the MRT down, and what a lovely day it turned out to be, a nice 27C with clear skies and slight humidity.
We got to the fountain and it was cool looking it was white and had a scaly fish body and head of a lion, Jo said it was like that because Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name back when it was a fishing village Temasek meaning "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name Singapura meaning "lion city" or "kota so after the history lesson and picture taking of the fountain we decided that it was time for lunch. For lunch we headed over to the boat quay not far from the fountain which is an area full of restaurants bars and cafés, we sat down to have lunch at one of the restaurants and had some sushi and it was amazing even Jenn liked it and she hates seafood!
After that amazing lunch we took the rest of the day to shop around and find any last minute souvenirs of our serenity in Singapore. That night we went back to hotel and had a few drinks in the lounge and said our goodbyes of this magnificient city!
Merlion Fountain

Merlion Fountain

Posted by jcjj 12:06 Archived in Singapore Tagged tourist_sites

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I love Singapore! The Merlion legend is really popular around the world.. I'm glad I got to see it in person!


by teamindia

I have always wondered what this famous statue is about. It was great learning about it from you :)
-Team Japan


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