China have their Great Wall, France the Effiel Tower, America the Statue of Liberty, Australis has the Sydney Opera House, …. and what do we have? With no historical building grand enough to be the iconic symbol of Singapore, what do we do? Build our own lah! And in typical Singapore fashion, not just one but 2.
And what better monument than the King of Fruits. Never mind that we import 99.99% of it from Malaysia.
And since geographically it is impossible for Singapore to have lions, but because we have been embarrasing ourselves all this years by calling ourselves the Lion City when in fact there is no lion…. why not invent our own lion. Smart move. Now we can have our cake and eat it too!
And just so that the tourists will not miss both of them, put them next to each other.