May 8, 2009

PhotoHunt - In Memory

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Ah Meng (18 June 1960 - 8 February 2008)
Ah Meng was a female Sumatran Orangutan and a tourism icon of Singapore. She was smuggled from Indonesia and kept illegally as a domestic pet before being recovered by a veterinarian in 1971. She was then eleven years old and was given a home at the Singapore Zoo.
Ah Meng was the poster girl of the Singapore Zoo. Pictures of her have been used in Singapore's tourism advertisements worldwide. She has also been featured in over 30 travel films and more than 300 articles. Some of the foreign dignitaries and celebrities that visited Ah Meng included Prince Philip and Michael Jackson.
Extracted from Wik here
Picture Credit Lynn.

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Life Ramblings said...

sounds like Ah Meng's fame went far and wide, enough to attract visits from the VIP.

Annie said...

Bless her heart. How nice to have that memorial statue for her. Nice shot.

Photo Cache said...

Hah, I never thought someone would post something like this, so wonderful a tribute. Great post.

Carver said...

Great take on the theme. Wonderful statue of Ah Meng. I hope you have a great weekend.

CRIZ LAI said...

That was something great to share with us. She sure was famous during her heydays.

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

jmb said...

That is one very famous orangutan. Wonderful post for this theme.

Happy weekend Elaine.

Angela said...

I never heard of a famous orangutan!

PastorMac's Ann said...

What an interesting choice for The Hunt. Should be a fastinating week for The Hunt.

Mirage said...

What a meaningful life Ah Meng spent...And was quite famous at that!

witsandnuts said...

That was an interesting share. I hope to see a real orangutan. =)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

It's a cool memorial, lovely.

Have a great weekend.

Cindy OFarrell said...

Aloha!!
Very interesting memorial!!

Hope you'll have time to stop by my "memorial" as well.
http://upcountrysmiles.com
Cindy O

Gabriel said...

Nice job today, an interesting post.

Have a great weekend!

Arlene said...

How cool, ah Meng so famous! Maybe ive already some of her posters but i just did not know he is Ah Ming. :)

Happy week-end, Elaine! Happy Mom's day too!

Sue said...

It is lovely that they made a memorial for her :) Thanks so much for visiting mine yesterday and your kind words :)

the donG said...

that's so nice of you to share about ah meng. never heard of it but knowing that she has her own statue and being an icon. she is indeed special.

Leslie said...

Now that's an interesting post for this week! Hope your weekend went well. :)

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