Team Singapore’s piece Love, Balance and Community will represent a Merlion swimming amidst a sea of dolphins. A mythical creature with the body of a fish and the head of a lion, the Merlion is, according to Wikipedia, “used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.”

New to the Breckenridge competition, team Singapore explains the piece: “The structure signifies how communities around the world can resonate and communicate with each other to promote peace, harmony and balance. Love is the most important factor in life.”

Competition sculptures range from architectural to abstract, political to whimsical. Team Singapore takes a serious tone:

Team Singapore selected for Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships

Team Singapore will compete in the 2013 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships with the piece Love, Balance and Community.

“A big part of dolphins’ characteristics is living in balanced, harmonious communities. They live in big groups of up to 100. They remind us to get out, play and most importantly, to breathe.”

“Singapore is a young country with only 48 years of nation building behind it. Within this short span of time, she has shown that in order for the nation to survive and prosper, she has to live in harmony with her neighbors. The dolphins represent this desire of the nation in attaining peace throughout the region and the rest of the world … and we can attain this by simply learning to breathe.”

Follow along here during the competition, Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013, for photos and updates on Team Singapore. Or, check out a few of the other teams selected and learn more about the competition.

About Team Singapore
Team Singapore is composed of captain Ng See Yian, Wang Kia Peng, Chan Tian Wen, Koh Keng Guan and team representative Leonard Lee (not allowed to sculpt).

Singapore makes their first appearance in Breckenridge for the 2013 ISSC.

Singapore makes their first appearance in Breckenridge for the 2013 ISSC. Photo by: e Studio Gallery

Team Singapore

Photo by: e Studio Gallery

Day 2: Every team member is hard at work, continuing to add great detail. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 2: Every team member is hard at work, continuing to add great detail. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 3: Amazing detail in Team Singapore

Day 3: Amazing detail in Team Singapore”s sculpture, looking forward to seeing the finished product. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 4 Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 4 Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 5: Sculptures are finally completed and can be viewed until Feb. 3. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 5: Sculptures are finally completed and can be viewed until Feb. 3. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Visit GoBreck.com for a full gallery of photos from the 23rd Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships.

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