Melion is a lion with a fish’s tail representing Singapore’s origins as a fishing town plus its early name which meant lion city. The 28 foot statue spews water into Marina Bay near the financial and commercial district. Soon after its creation in 1972, this 70 ton statue of cement and porcelain symbolized Singapore. This […]
According to Tibetan legend, this menacing statue is one of five wealth gods known as Yellow Dzambhala, the Buddha of giving. It’s among hundreds or ornate statues in the four-story, Tang dynasty style Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore. Dedicated to Maitreya Buddha, the tooth is housed on the top floor in the Sacred […]
This Green-winged Macaw, also called Red-and-green, is next to a Blue-and-yellow Macaw, also called Blue-and-gold. These Neotropical parrots are about three feet long and originate from overlapping parts of South America. This pair resides in the center of Sentosa Island, which is a huge theme park and resort area near downtown Singapore. Next to the […]
During the 1950s and 1960s, open-air hawker centers emerged near transportation sites in Singapore that sold fast and cheap food from cramped stalls that was then eaten at rows of picnic tables. They are slowly being replaced by food courts at shopping centers. However, a few still exist and serve some delicious meals like these […]
This hawker center stall, whose full name is “Ah Soon Pig’s Organ Soup, Mutton Soup and Wanton Noodle,” must be very proud of the award they received from the Singapore Food Map, which is an on-line listing of the city’s restaurants produced by FoodieFC. Pig’s organ soup originated in China and contains the animal’s heart, […]
Singaporean cuisine has been influenced by many cultures, including those of Southern Asia, the Middle East, British and Western, so you are likely to find whatever you want to eat in this large, successful, metropolitan city. You may also see some food that is not very appetizing, like these large octopi hanging in the window […]
Wet markets used to be the primary merchandising centers for fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables in Singapore. But they are slowly being replaced by modern supermarkets so that only about ten major wet markets still exist. This traditional merchant has a strong emphasis on inventory variety and a total disregard for aesthetic displays.