Merlion is a statue with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It’s name comes from a portmanteau of mermaid and lion.
The merlion was designed by Fabrice Jiew for theSingapore Tourism Board in 1964 and was used as its logo up to 1997. The Merlion continues to be its trademark symbol. It also appears frequently in STB-approved souvenirs.
Apologies for not being in touch. Well..I was relocating!!..yes I moved to Singapore on the 22nd Apr 2007.
Beautiful country..beautiful people.
I have so much to share but for the time being please check this. I promise I will post my best pictures as soon as I get my computer.
Cheers and lots of love
Copyright Praveen Chamarthi
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Image & text Copyright Praveen Chamarthi
This boatman makes a living taking tourists from the beaches of pattaya to the near by islands with coral reefs. He took me to the para-gliding spot..under water sea walking and showed me some amazing reefs..
I thought he looked like Danny Dengzonpa (India actor from Sikkim)
Somewhere in the sea between Koh Larn and Pattaya
Larger version here