PokéStop : Lion Gate Statue
Estimate Location :
Latitude : 1.516287719180582
Longitude : 110.36504897470877
The “Lion Gate Statue” is located at the Chinese section (Larger Garden) of the friendship park, in front of the Main Entrance of the Chinese Gateway. It features a pair of Chinese guardian lions which also known as Stone Lions (石獅), Imperial guardian lions or Foo Dog (in the west). This pairs come with a male Guardian Lion on the right (leaning his paw upon an embroidered ball representing supremacy) and a female Guardian Lion (restraining a playful cub that is on its back representing nurture).
These guardian lions are usually seen as pairs at entrance of Hotels, Imperial Courts, Chinese Palace, Houses and Shopping Malls. It is usually fine carved enblock from granite stone or marble, some are iron or bronze casted, modern ones are usually build from concrete. It used to representing the status quo of the occupancy, to stable yin and yang, to bring good feng shui, or some use for decorative purpose.
The “Lion Gate Statue” PokéStop is one of the famous Pokemon Go farming loop in Friendship Park. This PokéStop marks the correct spot to look for Chinese guardian stone lions pair, however it marked at the wrong lion. The image in Pokemon Go portray a male stone lion which supposed to be at the right of the Main Entrance Gateway, but appears somewhat at the left of the Gateway. Pokemon Go Trainers may also end up finding the epicenter of this stop lies at the parking lot in front of the Gateway.
This PokéStop radius covers the Rock Garden, extends to the Beijing Pavilion, part of R.H. Tea Pavilion and the Chinese Plaza. This PokéStop have overlap coverage with “Rock Garden” PokéStop, making this stop one of the favorable stop for farming without walking. Pokemon Go trainers can have a relax sit at the Beijing Pavilion, or a better choice at the front porch of R.H. Tea Pavilion, where trainers can have a good accessibility to three PokéStop (Rock Garden, Smirking Lion and Lion Gate Statue) and one PokeGym (Friendship Memorial Kuching Malaysia) at same time without much moving. During peak hours, the R.H. Tea Pavilion front porch will be pack with Pokemon Go trainers. Occasionally this PokéStop can be out of range from the Pokemon Go Trainers sitting at the front porch of R.H. Tea Pavilion, requiring players to walk towards the Chinese Gateway to get it in range for farming.
This PokéStop is also within the major farming loop of the park, with some walking effort along the jogging path, Pokemon Go Trainers can benefit from most of the other PokéStops nearby. At night, this Park become a Pokemon Trainers hot spot, with most of the PokéStops are Lure activated. The whole map may filled with pink flowers flying around with all PokéStop Lure activated.