I like that the people behind Miniland chose a province as Philippines’ reference. Not that I have an issue if Metro Manila were chosen, but the rural areas have lesser external/global influences than other places in the country. The inspiration was to recreate Bolinao, Pangasinan, a province in the Luzon island. I’ve never been to that part of the country but I can say that the people behind this outstanding artwork were able to convince me (and perhaps other visitors) with this version of the Philippines. The intrinsically Filipino elements, the architecture and design of the homes, and the Filipino way of life are spot-on!
I wish I could say a lot about Singapore in the same way that I practically stamped “Approved” on Philippine Miniland. Hehe. The majority of famous spots featured in Singapore Miniland are the same new attractions that I’ve only seen on this same trip. I wonder when they would be including a LEGO version of the Marina Bay Sands? There’s a LEGO Architecture limited edition of the Marina Bay Sands released recently, if I’m not mistaken. I just don’t collect the usual, for-display LEGOs because I don’t have space to display them. This explains why I only buy LEGO minifigs and merchandise that I can use/have other purposes. Anyway, this is Singapore in LEGO edition!
(This entry is part of the #SGMY2013 series! Stay tuned for more of Miniland in the coming posts!)