View Full Version : JJ's Photo Diary.. Singapore....Sept 2004

11-02-2004, 11:42 PM
I am slowly sorting pics from our travels.. I have 20 CD's to sort thru' each holding at least 300 pics.. :eek: Could take a while.

SO..... Here is a start.. I am attaching for folks with slow connections..;)

1. Marvin, Adeline, JJ and Alan. Dinner on the Quay..
2. The Merlion. Will have to get Marvin to tell thet story..;)
3. The Quay..
4. Train Station at Chinese Gardens..
5. Washday..

11-02-2004, 11:57 PM
1. Meeting Marvins teacher, MARVIN. TEACHER. JJ. KIM (KK)
2. Little India..
3. Clothes Store in Little India..
4. Gold Store. There are gold stores EVERYWHERE!! Selling the exact same wares, at the exact same prices..:eek: Prices Dicttated by the gold prices on the stock market..
5. Typical Singapore Street in the Old part of Singapore..

11-03-2004, 12:16 AM
1. Coloured shuttered building..
2. Closeup..
3. Shop houses..
4. Old Shop houses..
5, Rickshaw..

11-03-2004, 12:26 AM
1. Singapore Zoo..
2. Hippo..
3. Monitor Lizard. They can grow up to 7 foot long..
4. Monkeys'. I was plying with my new lens.. ;)
5. Zebra..

11-03-2004, 12:35 AM
1. Baboons..
2. Big Cats..
3. Wild Goat..
4. Elephant..
5. Eland..

11-03-2004, 12:47 AM
1. Orchid Garden Fountain..
2. Orchid Garden..
3. Orchid House.
4. Purple Orchids..
5. Yellow Orchids..

11-03-2004, 01:02 AM
Great photos JJ... thanks for sharing...

11-03-2004, 03:50 AM
Thanks for sharing the photo, looks like you had a great time.

11-03-2004, 05:54 AM
Oh JJ this is wanderful ... :clap: :clap:
I can now see all the colors of your life's adventure :-))))

Sharon Douglas
11-03-2004, 06:50 AM
wonderful photos JJ

I`m even more :envy: than I was before.

11-03-2004, 06:59 AM
Wonderful photos JJ....such a great adventure for you.....I'm very :envy: too.......LOL Glad you have a great time there......

11-03-2004, 07:15 AM
Well, here's some info on the Merlion I got from the internet....

The Merlion and its Significance
The choice of the Merlion as a symbol for Singapore has its roots in history, The Merlion commemorates the ancient name and the legend taken from the "Malay Annals" (literary and historical work from the 15th or 16th century) explaining how Singapore received its present name.

In ancient times, Singapore was known as Temasek which is Javanese for the sea. It was then, as it is today, a centre of trade.

At the end of the 4th century A.D, Temasek was destroyed by the Siamese, according to some historians, but by the Javanese according to others. As recorded in the legend in the Malay Annals," Prince Nila Utama of the Sri Vijaya empire rediscovered the island later in the 11th century A.D. On seeing a strange beast (which he later learnt was a lion) upon his landing he named the island Singapura which is a Sanskrit word for Lion (Singa) City (Pura).

The Merlion, with its fish-like body riding the waves of the sea, is symbolic of the ancient city of Temasek. At the same time, its majestic head recalls the legend of the discovery of Singapore by Prince Nila Utama in the 11th century, when Singapore received its present name.

The Merlion at the Merlion Park
The Merlion was first built as an eight-metre tall sculpture in 1972 and was located at the mouth of the Singapore River to "welcome all visitors to Singapore". Built by a local craftsman, Lim Nang Seng, who won several prizes in the Singapore Handicraft and Design competition organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (then known as the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board) in 1970, it was commissioned for approximately $165,000 in 1971, and formally installed on 15 September 1972 by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the then Prime Minister.

The Merlion, a symbol to welcome all visitors to Singapore, has since moved. On 15 September 2002, it settled into its new home at Merlion Park, located next to One Fullerton, overlooking scenic Marina Bay, with the park opened by Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

11-03-2004, 07:19 AM
Thank you Marvin, this is excelleent..

I also have found a SINGAPORE (http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/asia/singapore/about_destin/about_destin.htm) site folks might find interesting..

Little Old Lady
11-03-2004, 07:35 AM
Wonderful picutres :envy:
Godd to hear from Marvin!