A Farewell to Singapore

Just a quick post as I am leaving Singapore to return to Melbourne, I thought I would share two more photos with you.

No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to the Merlion, the mythical creature who acts as a mascot for Singapore.  The fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese.  The lion head represents Singapore’s original name — Singapura — meaning “lion city” or “kota singa” (thanks to Wikipedia for the text).

Here is a night view across to the Marina Bay Sands, the integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore.  Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including cost of the prime land.    The remarkable building on the left hand side is the ArtScience Museum.  The architecture is said be a form reminiscent of a lotus flower (again, thanks to Wikipedia for the information).

I would love to return to Singapore soon in the form of a tourist, it is an amazing city full of vibrant energy.   With  Singapore National Day coming up on August 9 and the Formula One in September, there will certainly be plenty for visitors to see and do.

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About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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5 Responses to A Farewell to Singapore

  1. Pingback: A Farewell to Singapore - The Business of IT Storage Blog - IBM Storage Community

  2. rogerluethy says:

    Thank you for the insights into new Singapore. I really need to re-visit this town
    (was there 30 years ago) .

  3. avandewerdt says:

    Even if your only transiting through, spend a couple of nights and check out the amazing sights. When Gardens By the Bay is complete, there will be even more wonders to look at. I could have spent two days just sitting by the pool. And to think this hotel is on the IBM list!

  4. last visited in 94 when things were much different, would love to return and possibly live/work there. Wonderful country.

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