Merlion

Slider Imageson May 19th, 2010Comments Off

The national icon of Singapore is the Merlion – part mermaid, part lion, all tourist magnet: the water spout starts up every morning at 06:30am and runs throughout the day. It’s an icon that draws tourists from across the world, and one was heard to comment that since the Marina Bay was now an enclosed water catchment area for Singapore, it was freshwater shooting from the mouth of the merlion: mythical mermaids, and one assumes related legends such as this Merlion, are strictly ocean-going sea water creatures…

Marina Bay

Slider Imageson May 13th, 2010Comments Off

Marina Bay in Singapore has undergone a radical transformation over the last 10 years. Before it was the mouth of the Singapore river as it flowed into the ocean, but since the Esplanade Theaters on the Bay opened in 2002, the area around the Marina Bay has been transformed to be the focal point of many celebrations (National Day) as well as the host to the Singapore Grand Prix since 2008. Due to fully open in September 2010 is the Marina Bay Sands Resort and Casino, a triple-towered hotel with a kilometer-long sky garden at the top, over 50 floors above the waters of the bay.