Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Fun Day at Sentosa Merlion! (Family attraction in Singapore)

Standing at the top of the 37 metres tall Merlion at Sentosa!
The view from the top
These photos are part 2 of our this year's Chinese New Year, which is about 3 months ago. I've been wanting to upload these photos for the longest time, but you know.....I got lazy and procrastinated. Haha. Anyways, we had 5 days of holiday and on the first 2 days, other than the usual house-visiting of relatives, we headed to the double helix bridge, Marina Bay Sands mall, God of Fortune/ River Angbao area etc (photos of that can be seen here). So on the 4th day, we went to Sentosa and decided to check out the majestic 37 metres tall Merlion! :)

Background of the legendary Merlion: It is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and a fish’s body – as a guardian of prosperity which personifies Singapore’s history as an important seaport. Today, the majestic Merlion is a Singapore icon attracting visitors from all around the world. There are a few Merlions in Singapore, such as the 8.6-metre porcelain statue at Merlion Park, 2-metre cub porcelain statue right behind it, a 3-metre polymarble statue at Tourism Court and Mount Faber. Last but definitely not least, there’s the majestic 37-metre-tall concrete Merlion on Sentosa Island! Unlike its predecessor by the Esplanade, Sentosa Merlion distinguishes itself as the only Merlion in Singapore where it's open for exploration and discovery.


Walking with my boys, while Papa snaps random photos of us and the surrounding.
Yup, he took a few photos of my long hair too. -__-"
Shayne felt worried because we told him that we'll be entering the Merlion's mouth and head, and he realised that it was really high above the ground.
Chinese New Year festive red lanterns :)
Deep in thoughts
We entered the foot of the Merlion and walked past this coin machine which melts and changes your coin into a unique Merlion coin souvenir. And of course, we had to give it a try!

Showing us his Merlion coin :)
Entering the mysterious-looking cave




I'm not gonna lie, it was a little spooky :/
After exploring the cave, we headed to a small movie theatre which explained the history of the Merlion and our Lion City. After that, we were led into a room which had the Gold Merlion Statue. We were given a card to slot into the lucky Gold Merlion statues in exchange for a limited edition Prosperity Coin! ;)


TA-DAH! Our very own lucky Merlion gold coin ;)
Next, we were led into a lift which took us all the way up to the Merlion's head for its breathtaking view! (I was actually talking and Papa randomly snapped a photo of me talking. Oh well.. lol. Btw baby Nathan was fast asleep throughout the entire time...)
Finally, we were at the top!!! We were 60 metres above sea level, and the 360⁰ view was spectacular. As cliche as it sounds, the air smelled fresher and really, everything seemed nicer. The only regret I had was that I didn't bring a cap or sunglasses along. I was squinting throughout the entire time when we were at the top as it was in the afternoon and the sun was shining rather brightly... Nonetheless, it still felt wonderful to be at the top!
Perfect blue and beautiful sky :) So thankful that I was able to enjoy this scenery with my family!

The tourists in front of us were really excited and kept waving at the people at Universal Studios! Hahaha. I'm not sure if the people are even able to see us though...

Sentosa Tiger Sky Tower. We haven't been there before, and it's one of my must-go family attractions! Hopefully we'll be able to check it out sometime soon..
Say Cheeseee! We took so many photos at the top, and these are just some of them..





Universal Studios! One of the most fun places in Singapore.
Singapore's busy shipping port

Last but not least, a photo of us inside the Merlion's mouth. As you can see, we're all kinda sweaty and tired. Shayne was terrified and after this photo was snapped, he quickly rushed forward. Haha.
So that's the end of our Sentosa Merlion sight-seeing post! I'll upload our other family outings soon (our recent KL trip, mother's day weekend and more). Till then, have a good week ahead! :)

 /ps: These are 2 of my favourite photos of our CNY day 1-2. More photos can be viewed here. And check out baby Nathan's stunned face. Hahaha love this cutie baby so much.

3 comments:

  1. These are such lovely photographs, it looks like you all had a great time. I'm based in the UK, my sister has just returned from a trip to Singapore and had a great time...I think I will have to come and see your beautiful country too! xoxo, Louise || READS AND RECIPES // a literary lifestyle blog

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  2. Your hair is so pretty and your family is adorable!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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