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August 4, 2008

Merlion Roars at The Esplanade & Singapore Flyer

Attractions / Singapore

A picturesque shot taken past midnight at the Merlion Park, one of the famous landmarks of great cities of the world.

With Singapore Flyer in the background, this is the world’s first floating stage – Marina Bay Floating Stadium (滨海湾浮动舞台) which was completed in 2007. It will be used to hold the opening and closing ceremonies of the inaugural 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. On August 9, the floating stadium will be under the spotlight during the 43rd National Day celebrations! And that’s in less than a week’s time!

Hear the Merlion roar! The beautiful Merlion (鱼尾狮) overlooking the opposite bay where the Esplanade Theatres, Marina Floating Stadium, Singapore Flyer and other distinctive landmarks are situated.

The Merlion is a symbol of Singapore. This mythological creature is a charming hybrid of a lion and a fish, guarding the entrance to the Singapore River day and night.

How could I forget to mention the “Durians”?! Featuring The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (滨海艺术中心) for the performing arts. There is also a library, first of its kind in Singapore, that is devoted to the arts scene in The Esplanade.

The Singapore Flyer (新加坡摩天观景轮), standing at 165 metres (100 times of my height!), is the World’s Largest Giant Observation Wheel. Visitors can experience the breathtaking unobstructed views in all directions of the Singapore landscapes and even parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. The whole ride lasts for about half an hour.

Greeted by high-rise buildings that loom over the Singapore skyline while driving on the road.

Street dancers party in style at the underground train station!

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30 Comments Leave your comment

  • stone said on August 4, 2008 1:57 am

    The Chinese traveler folio is what? He, I do not know, in my blog, I read your link:“旅行日记(traveler folio)”.Singapore Lions cool.

  • Satheesh kumar KC said on August 4, 2008 2:09 am

    WOW ! Merlin and the Flyer – This is the Singapore that am somewhat familiar with !! See it on TV all the time , whenever they show Singapore !!

    N Whats that coming out of Merlin’s mouth ?? Beer ?? :p

  • Miss Elle said on August 4, 2008 2:14 am

    I can’t help but feel sorry for myself for discovering your site just recently. I admire your features here. Very informative, my friend. Singapore is one of the first places I’d wish to visit. And that Singapore Flyer… amazing! :)

  • Borneo Falcon said on August 4, 2008 9:21 am

    Can’t wait to get there this week. The Merlion statue and Singapore Flyer is in my list to be visited.

  • lz said on August 4, 2008 10:24 am

    The night photos are just..amazing!!! My my..

    I watched the break dancing before underground, was so stunned by that!! Really admire guys who can perform great break dance!! XD

  • La Bubbly Chica said on August 4, 2008 11:02 am

    Hi Eunice! Wow….the photos are great! I make me feel that I need to visit singapore!!! Have a great Day!!!!

  • Forever HL said on August 4, 2008 3:26 pm

    yo!street dance!love it!but….they dance at there? @@~


  • faeryrowan said on August 4, 2008 3:32 pm

    Always one with the beautiful pictures, Eunice. You’re making me fall in love with Singapore with your posts. =)

  • eunice said on August 4, 2008 4:07 pm

    @Stone: 旅行日记 good! My target keyword for travelerfolio now is “A Travel Photo Blog” =)

    @KC: Oh you watch some tourism ads from India about Singapore is it? Haha, I bet everyone hopes that is beer from the Merlion’s mouth. You know, when the locals say, someone “merlion”, it could mean “vomit” =P. shhhhh…

    @Borneo Falcon: Yes it’s a must-see sight! Remember take many photos n post them to show us!

    @Lz: haha ya lor! Their bodies so flexible, can twist and turn, breakdancing yet never break themselves!!!

    @Chica: Singapore welcomes you =)

    @Forever HL: Yes! Many groups dance at the underground passageway that leads to the train station (we called it MRT in Singapore). It’s entertaining to watch them showing off their dancing skills.

    @Faeryrowan: Hehe, you are flattering me, that’s cos Singapore is a beautiful city…

  • Jasper Jugan said on August 4, 2008 5:39 pm

    did you take the night pictures? they are great! :)

  • Tony said on August 4, 2008 11:49 pm

    wow great pics sis..i love it :D

  • Wealth Journey said on August 5, 2008 12:48 am

    Great pics!
    They should hire you to become the official photographer for the tourism board.
    We dont get that great a photo that makes me wanna visit singapore! :P

    Anyway… if you do become a photographer for STB, do ask them to remove that grotesque Merlion at SENTOSA… It looks really evil… NOT ROMANTIC, NOT BEAUTIFUL… BUT EVIL….

    hmm…or do you want to try taking shots of the MERLION at Sentosa at night and capturing its beauty..
    I would love to see how it looks like taken by a photographer with an eye for beauty…

  • Budget Traveler said on August 5, 2008 3:06 am

    wow ..I love your photos Eunice.. It’s the first time for me to hear about the FLyer.. would love to be in it.. We’re planning to drop by Singapore next year. Thanks for posting about your beautiful (but I think expensive huh?) country…;)

  • Bridge said on August 5, 2008 8:02 am

    Wow Eunice,

    Your photos are so great and wonderful.. looks like taken by a professional photographer like you and ME… hehehehe! just kidding! I cant wait to go to Singapore again! You’re hooked to blogging Merlion now. Keep it up. I love your blog too!

  • eunice said on August 5, 2008 12:39 pm

    @Jasper: Yes! Taken at night, in fact, past midnight! But some lights were off then..

    @Tony: Arigato =)

    @Wealth Journey: You r flattering me! Actually, hmm… I have the same feeling as you about the Merlion at Sentosa LOL!! XD

    @Budget Traveler: Singapore not so expensive as compared to Hong Kong! You can stay in budget hotels, that costs around S$20 per night in town area, if I’m right.

    @Bridge: Nah, I know nothing much about photography, just aim and snap only. You mean blogging about Singapore? Merlion is just that statue :D Have taken a lot of photos in SG now, so gonna blog SG :D

  • cinderella said on August 5, 2008 3:06 pm

    by your posted picture here eunice…I’m dying to visit Singapore..hahaha..Well I have to start to save my salary now, so that I can go to Singapore…..I love the picture of “Merlon”, bridge is right this pictures you’ve post it here is like a professional photographer took it…btw is that durian again???weeeee…..I’m jealous….Well kadayawan is approaching here….I will eat plenty of durian..hahaha
    I love your button….nice….muah..ingats

  • mothercares said on August 5, 2008 5:21 pm

    Wow! spectacular photos of about singapore.

  • Pei Li said on August 5, 2008 7:44 pm

    eu> Haha only when my sis LETS me use the comp. Lol. All depends on her mood.

    Btw lovely pictures, at night time the scene is especially gorgeous. Kind of remind’s me of the atmosphere at London’s Eye…

  • Mark H said on August 6, 2008 6:46 am

    Great photos of a beautiful and cosmopolitan city. As a suggestion, you should post photos of the wonderful Singapore Zoo one day.

  • allinkorea said on August 6, 2008 7:11 am

    Base on your pictures, I now believe that Singapore is the cleanest place in the world.

    great pictures sis…Singapore is one of the countries that i’d love to visit.

  • TNH said on August 6, 2008 9:15 am

    The Esplanade really look like durian..nice sybolic

  • eunice said on August 7, 2008 11:53 am

    @Cinderella: Save up and come Singapore. I can show you around ;) hmm, this season is all about durians hahah

    @Mothercares: My pleasure to share photos about SG.

    @Pei Li: Wow, glad to have you back again! Same feeling as you, Singapore Flyer reminds me of London’s Eye too, though I have not been there before.

    @Mark H: Sure, why not? There are so things to blog about! =D

    @Allinkorea: As compared to some places that I have visited, I won’t deny that SG is generally a clean city. Visit SG! =)

    @TNH: Yeah!

  • Ellisa said on August 7, 2008 1:49 pm

    Hello, Eunice! Hao Zuo Bu Jian *am I spelling it right?*

    Yeah, it’s college so I’ve been super duper busy recently -_-

    Anyway, I love your pictures… and those are excellent captures!
    Do post more about great tourist spots of S’pore, and I hope to see another night sceneries pictures!
    Night scenery is awesome XD I love it~

    p.s: such a cute layout you have there ^^ and oh, that ‘someone’ certainly is not an artist/idol/singer XDD

  • eunice said on August 7, 2008 5:45 pm

    @Ellisa: Hao Jiu Bu Jian =D
    oh you love night scene pics? I have some coming up next..
    hmm, what layout you referring too?

  • leafless said on August 8, 2008 1:01 am

    Simply breathtaking.

  • eunice said on August 8, 2008 10:31 pm

    @leafless: Hey! Nice to have you here again!

  • loven said on August 14, 2008 1:33 am

    wow, I haven’t been to Singapore in a year and so much has definitely changed! I guess it’s time to pack my bags and head to SG again!

  • eunice said on August 14, 2008 5:11 pm

    @loven: Yeah, SG is always changing fast.

  • fm1770 said on January 20, 2009 7:58 pm

    We have visited it 3 times – always a new experience – we specially like the big river merlion


  • eunice said on January 20, 2009 11:05 pm

    @fm1770: Hope that you enjoyed ur stay in SG.

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