Thursday, January 12, 2012

Merlion Singapore

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

How to get there?

View Larger Map

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...