Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fountain of Wealth

Across Raffles Boulevard is a massive convention and shopping development called Suntec City, noted for its gigantic water spewing Fountain of Wealth. Believe it or not, this is actually a roundabout. To get here, nearest MRT station will be City Hall. Then walk via the underground CityLink Mall to Suntec City

The purportedly auspicious bronze structure was inspired by the Hindu mandala but it did have some resemblance of an alien mothership about to take off.

The waters of the Fountain of Wealth Suntec City supposedly bring good fortune to the person who touches it.

The massive bronze fountain, which covers 1,683.07 sq metres is listed in Guinness World Records as the world's largest.

At the roundabout, there are the characteristic description of the twelves Chinese zodiacs. I was born in the year of the Goat and my wife, the year of the Rooster

One need to get down one level by stairs from the roundabout to touch the fortune water. Entrance is free.

There is an instruction on what to do:

  1. Stretch out your right hand and touch the water
  2. Make a silent wish
  3. Follow the directional sign (clockwise direction)
  4. Walk around 3 times

So, I just go ahead and make my wishes. This is my second attempt here. My last visit and wish were back in 2002.

By the way, Fountain of Wealth's view will be more spectacular at night

8 comments:

the spool artist said...

wow, cool. has any of your wishes come true so far? i go to singapore a lot but never have i thought of coming here to wish!

Borneo Falcon said...

I think part of my wishes made in 2002 came true. Ha.... Ha....

Kikey Loo said...

i wanna go to touch it!!

Nanaybelen said...

your previous wish, was it granted?
(LoL) how i wish to touch also.

Seng Ye3 said...

what do you think about the blog? leave some comments supporting the post can? ><

Ah-Bong said...

let's see... i did pass my exams for my first 2 years. there's 3 more years to go. so... wish isnt completely fulfilled. LOL

Lifecruiser said...

Well, that really looks like a mothership.... Wait, I wanna ask them if they can "beam" me around the world... *giggles*

I need to touch that water...

Ar-wee-der-yet said...

I touched the waters of Fountain of Wealth 3x already in the past 2 years... I am still waiting for its effect. hahaha! ;)

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