Once a fishing village

Interesting facts:
Marina Bay Sands Hotel,  was the world’s most expensive building, at US$ 5.7 billion (maybe still the most expensive). The hotel has about 59 floors. Floor 59 is for sightseeing open to the public, a smaller area big enough for plenty of people. On floor 57 on the top of the hotel there is a big swimming pool for hotel guests only)

Gardens by the Bay – a beautiful park in central Singapore. It has a light show with fantastic music every evening and there is a restaurant Indochine at the highest tree. The whole atmosphere is amazing, and the visitors were totally astonished. Just like one said This is Utopia. Well, not an utopia, but this is reality.

Singapore – once a fishing village, Singapore became an important port by the end of the 19th century. Today, it is one of Asia’ main financial hubs.

Merlion at Marina Bay. Merlion is mystical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, the Merlion is the most important trademark, and symbol of the country. Some people say If you haven’t seen the Merlion, you haven’t fully seen Singapore.The original statue at the Merlion Park measures 8.6 metres high and weighs 70 tonnes, and is one of Singapore’s most well-known icons. The lion head represents the lion spotted by Prince Sang Nila Utama when he re-discovered Singapura in 11 AD, as recorded in the Malay Annals, and the fish tail of the Merlion symbolises the ancient city of Temasek (meaning sea in Javanese) by which Singapore was known before the Prince named it Singapura (meaning lion city in Sanskrit). The Merlion is representative of Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village, and is a national icon that you must visit on your trip here. Don’t forget to capture a view of the seafront and the Merlion set against the backdrop of skyscrapers in Singapore’s Central Business District while you’re here.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer., Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands hotel, Marina Bay Financial Center, Laser show, Merlion

Note: “Merlion” is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, which is a popular symbol of Singapore.

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