Monday, March 23, 2009

The Merlion

This Postcard travelled ??Kms to Czech Republic. This is a private swap. At the time of posting, the Merlion has just been restored to public display after being repaired from a lighting strike. The lighting strike left a gaping hole on the top of the Merlion.

The Merlion is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name back when it was a fishing village — Temesak — meaning "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" in Malay.

4 comments:

Marie Reed said...

This is just gorgeous!

Cheema said...

My Dear Friend!
Hello!
I hope and pray that you are fine and happy.
I am Cheema from Pakistan. I am interested in a blog link exchange with you. You can see my blog at http://mycoolcovercollection.blogspot.com/
Please add my link to your blog and send me a message on my blog or at faisalcheema44@gmail.com

I can also send you covers or postcards or anything else from Pakistan, if you are interested to swap.

Waiting anxiously for your kind reply
Best Regards
Yours Cheema

gulfmann said...

Welcome to my newly organised
worldwide lighthouses and
ancient sailing ships blog,
http://gulfmannlighthouse.blogspot.com

Bridgette said...

The angle is perfect and I so wanted to have one!Are you selling those? I am a collector of stamps and even postcards too! And I also trade or exchange them. If you are interested to sell / exchange your items, you can do it here ~ Collector's Free MarketPlace and Club

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