Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mum in Singapore

Singapore, humorously tagged “the only shopping mall with a seat in the U.N.”, is a wonderment. It’s a macrocosm of everything a concrete jungle should be. With a population of just 5 million, it’s a densely populated city-state (just second to Monaco). The Merlion (Singapore’s trademark) was designed by Fraser Brunner in 1966. It is also a “he”, with its body made of cement, its skin of porcelain, and its eyes from small red teacups! Is he a surrogate dad to the cub beside him? Rumors abound on why he is spewing liquid. Is he bulimic? Or just spitting that chewing gum to avoid prison? I shiver at the thought! My lips are sealed and I am mum in Singapore!

This is the Eye in the Sky!

Singapore's skyline. This photo only courtesy of wikitravel's Jeff Chan.

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