If you stand at the direction of the Merlion, over looking Marina Square, while enjoying the seascape of this city. You may spot an animal-form building in the concrete forest. Have a second look and see if the building resembles certain animal?
That is Marina Mandarin! A hotel building with an exterior resembles an elephant with two flapping ears, a lowered trunk and a wide face. In “Feng Shui” philosophy, elephant signify peace, steadiness and good fortune. By placing this architectural edifice just a distant from Marina Bay, and having the best view of the waters, it is by nature a good “Feng Shui”? Stay tune for the next building!
Take a close-up look at this special building from the concrete forest.
This is an elephant from its own habitat, are they alike?
18 thoughts on “41) We are non-ordinary buildings (Part 1)”
December 14, 2012 at 2:14 am
I’m too much a child of the 80’s, what I see is a dalek’s head! Yikes!
December 14, 2012 at 10:46 am
December 14, 2012 at 3:05 am
If you say so! lol But it is a beautiful building. 🙂
December 14, 2012 at 10:49 am
Haha! okay! 🙂
December 14, 2012 at 3:09 am
Liebe Grüsse von uns.
December 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Hey! Thanks for this warm hearten video, I enjoy it very much!
December 14, 2012 at 7:16 am
Weeellllll -I am sorry but you area a designer of buildings and I am sure you see things that I can not see. One needs an extremley good imagination to see the resemblence to an elephant. I hope I am not hurting your feelings but I saw two comments before me that did not agree with you either. However, that does not detract from me enjoying your posts.
December 14, 2012 at 10:55 am
Hey! is okay, this is what I heard from a local tour guide, when they introduce those buildings, it will come with this “Feng Shui” background, I am glad you are open to me, I take every single views as a learning process. Cheers!
December 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Sidney, never fear that you are not doing the right thing when you express your thoughts about something. We don’t all have to agree. Things would be very dull if everyone thought the same.
December 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm
Yes, this is what I always belief! A unusual man doing unusual way! Hey, thanks for your compliments, you make me stronger! 🙂
December 14, 2012 at 10:52 am
You always have the most interesting blogs! I like all the photos as well, especially the one of the elephant. 😀
December 14, 2012 at 11:01 am
This is based on “Feng Shui story” which I find is interesting and would like to share with you all! Of course, is subject to agreement, but I take this as a fairy tale to read! Thank you everyday,Keli!
December 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm
I think the building is the child of the giant phallus to the right on the first picture and the great egg to the left on the second one.
December 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm
haha! You are so creative and thinking out of the box! 🙂
December 15, 2012 at 12:03 am
That’s one way to address the: “elephant in the room”…make it a skyscraper! 😉 Gorgeous, easy post…and by “easy” I mean I get a nugget of goodness without too much effort on my part. You have a knack for this, as indicated by your fans…:)
Sydney…can I ask you something unrelated, though, too? How do you make the “vote for” function show up on a page…? I am WP, too, and I would like to do that! and thank you…..
December 15, 2012 at 12:33 am
Oh! All along I thought this is by default, I did screen thru the setting, couldn’t get anything related. Sorry about that!
Anyway this function is quite redundant to me as not many people use it! So you didn’t loss out much! 🙂
December 15, 2012 at 12:36 am
thank you for looking, Sydney. (you are sweet!) and I vote for you a lot! Because you are many stars…:)
December 15, 2012 at 12:42 am
Haha! But don’t nominate me any award ( just in case you wanted to do that)! Cause I am allergic to all form of spot lights! Have a wonderful weekend!