I was surprised when my husband handed me a letter this morning and asked, "Is this yours?" "It's mine", I said and quickly signed in front of the postman to acknowledge acceptance of the letter.

Immediately, I opened the letter and found...

a note from Ladyviral...

and a key chain...

with the history of the Merlion

It's so lovely of her to send me this unique key chain of Singapore. Thank you so much, Ladyviral!

The Singapore Merlion Story

The merlion statue portray the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name comes from a portmanteau of mermaid and lion. Mr. Fraser Brunner designed the merlion for the Singapore Tourism Board in 1964 and was used as the STB logo until 1997. The Merlion continues to be a Singapore iconic symbol which appears frequently in STB-approved souvenirs.

The Singapore Merlion icon was promoted by the Singapore Tourism Board's publicity campaign, the lion head and fish body of the creature recalls the story of the legendary Sang Nila Utama, who saw a lion while hunting on an island, en route to Malacca, eventually named the island Temasek, a precursor to Singapore.


  1. Very nice of her indeed. Sheis leaving to S'pore but terbalik she isthe one giving uus gifts pulak...

    Paiseh betul as i didnt get her anything...

  2. so nice of her... yes... she is getting married and migrating soon..

  3. I received one from her too! Wow! I wonder how many Merlions she bought? LOL!

  4. How nice and generous of her! Fabulous key chain..

  5. That's cool! I've heard that Singapore is known as "The Lion City". The keychain looks like a lion. :)

  6. is beautiful!!!..i do collect key chains thats why i really appreciated what she gave to you.keep it well..:-)

  7. am learning a lot of new things reading your posts. Interesting bit of information about the Merlion.

  8. Thats call friendship without boundaries.. :)

  9. NIce person / act always begotten the same ~ cheers!

  10. Really a beautiful keychain!

  11. i love the one she gave me nice of LV

  12. Hey! Yours is VERY nice...*green with envy! Hahahahahaha!!!


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