Hear my roar

Singapore’s lions have a Chinese heritage. Females hold a cub under their paws, males have a ball – the whole world, apparently.




Paper money, or ghost money, and paper furniture and other worldly possessions destined for dead ancestors are burnt in the furnace behind.


Floral lion from Chiang Mai flower festival in 2006


Temples are usually guarded by nagas (dragons), but there is the occasional slender, graceful lion here and there.


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Is this some kind of a lion, I wonder? Some details seem to match. My mother has a whole collection of photos of similar weird monsters, her favourites.

2010 Chiang Mai 397

I don’t even want to know what this one is about!

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And then, of course, Chinese lions.



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…to be continued…. the mighty lions of Burma deserve a post of their own!

(Part one: https://fearfuldragon.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/lions-of-asia/)

(The image in the header is from the Royal Palace in Bangkok.)




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