Of course, Sang Nila Utama, the first Lord of this Land, was only some hazy legend. So was the lion he saw.
Obviously, he didn't see a lion. The red-bodied, black-headed, white-breasted beast he saw was a tiger (Panthera tigris malayensis/jacksoni).
Evidently, the Prince and his most learned Minister, hailing from Palembang, from the banks of the jungled Musi, had never seen *harimau* before in their long and storied lives.
Everyone knows lions don't occur this far east, not even Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo leo).
Definitely, we know animals can roam far beyond their ranges, carried by currents, chance or catastrophe.
Assuredly, big cats can swim. After all, Man (and his cousins), walked out of Africa, then migrated many places. They took on many skins and shades. Why not the megafelidae?
Indisputably, lions can learn. To hunt new prey, to stalk the swamps. To hunt harimau, elephants, orangutans. Like Man, they can adapt.
Certainly, over millennia, they can establish new populations. Over time, they can change: culturally, phenotypically, genetically. They speciate. They evolve.
Manifestly, we have seen this in nature: orcas, crows, chimpanzees, orangutans.
Patently, animals can vanish unexplainably. For sure, they go extinct. Unexpectedly, without a trace. Disease, disaster? For sure, such disappearances happen.
Undoubtedly, animals in wet, rainforest climates are rarely fossilised. Singapore's freshwater swamps, mangrove jungles and lowland dipterocarp forests were no place for forming fossils.
Irrefutably, it was not a relict population of mangrove lions (Panthera leo orientalis) the Prince of Palembang saw. Not the migrant lions which had genetically diverged from Asiatic lions 75,000 years ago.
Conclusively, as undisturbed apex predators, they didn't grow to hunt the great gajah. Nor did the lustrous manes of their males darken into midnight, triggered by some still-unknown genetic switch.
Plainly, they didn't learn to coat themselves with red river clay of Old Kallang, where they stalked the sambar, the rhinoceros, the crocodile.
Of course they didn't. That Lion is just a legend.
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6 day 5 night jeju island korea selatan .
Batam - johor .
Day 2 .
- KL - jeju .
- Mencicipi seafood pasar tradisional korea .
. - hallasan national park
- air terjun cheonjyeon water fall
- folk village
. - sangumburi creator
. - seongsan ilchulbong
- pusat kosmetik korea
- jungang undergrown shopping
. - dongmun tradisional market
🌏 WANDERLUST 🌍 RIVER SAFARI part 2 👇
Who doesn't love that one cute creature called Panda? Pandas are simply irresistible! 🐼
This is my first meeting with a real panda! It has truly been an honor and a precious experience to be able to watch them from a very close distance. Love them both, Jia Jia and Kai Kai ❤
happy saturday! 🌸 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘪’𝘮 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 hehe if you took a guess on the poll here’s where we’re actually going — we’re heading to universal today!! peep my stories to see what we get up to later 🎡
Promo keren & Hebat Baget ya gais🥰😍
SEHARI TOUR SINGAPORE
Start pelabuhan batam center BATAM * Harga Rp 650.000 / org * anak di atas 3 thn hitung dewasa.. dibawah 3 thn Harga 550.000 / org.
Itinerary : #Jewel
# Garden By The bay ( Taman bunga )
# Merlion Park ( Patung singa muntah )
# Marina Bay San ( view )
# Bugis Street Shopping (oleh-oleh)
# Sentosa Island ( Universal Studio Photo)
# Foto di Big Merlion
# Naik Monorail
( menuju Vivo Mall )
# Vivo Mall shopping
# Balik ke kota asal... bye 👋
Paket Termasuk :
- Tiket Ferry PP Batam - Singapore
- Makan Siang 1 x
- Transportasi AC ( van )
- Tour Leader dari batam
Tidak termasuk :
- Tips tour leader batam seiklasnya
- Belanja pribadi
An evening of indulgence, beauty, and talent at The Raffles Hotel Grand Reopening.
When we stopped in at the Long Bar, we noticed the upcoming event was on our Anniversary and it seemed like such a landmark moment full of fun and festivities that we decided to make it our anniversary night out. The Raffles Hotel did not disappoint! Definitely turn sound on, swipe through, and check out some of the performances!
I have a deep love for historic hotels, because they require so much care and passion to maintain, but also because so many people celebrate special moments in them. Attending an historic hotel renovation and reopening is such a treat!!
What are the benefits of waking up early in the morning?
1. Freedom from distraction
2. A sense of accomplishment
3. Improve both mental & physical health
Honestly, waking up at 5am is challenging. More often than not, I find myself waking up at 6am. It is during those hours where I find peace, allowing me to reflect on myself. The world we live in today is noisy and full distractions. How many times have you came home after a day's work only to realise that you've spend all your time & energy fire-fighting for others?
So, pause for a moment and listen to that voice inside you. Stop asking what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs most, is more people who come alive.