In this picture is the two-metre-tall cub statue standing behind the original Merlion statue.
The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a symbol of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa".
This is the 8.6-metre-tall original statue at Merlion Park
The Merlion is in front of the Esplanade Mall
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