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Behind The Iconic Statue

You may have seen the picture of Singapore’s public symbol, the Merlion with the top of a lion and the body of a fish.


The account of fish

Photograph of a guest who accepts pictures with the Merlion as a setting around evening time

The Merlion organization represents Singapore’s unassuming beginnings as a fishing town when it was as yet called Temasek, which comes from the word tasek (lake in Malay).

Its head mirrors the nation’s genuine name, Singapore, or ‘lion city’ in Malay.

Presently, you can see this legend at the Merlion Park. Breaking the water from its mouth, the Merlion sculpture stands 8.6 meters high and gauges 70 tons.

This symbol is an absolute necessity for voyagers visiting Singapore, very much like other notorious milestones around the planet.

Worked by nearby expert Lim Nang Seng, it was initiated on 15 September 1972 by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the mouth of the Singapore River to invite all guests to Singapore.

Move Period

Notwithstanding, with the consummation of development of the Esplanade Bridge in 1997, the sculpture was not, at this point noticeable from the water’s edge.

The sculpture was moved 120 meters from its unique situation in 2002 to its present area in Merlion Park, before the Fullerton Hotel and sitting above Marina Bay.

The recreation center likewise contains a more modest Merlion sculpture. Known as the ‘Merlion youngster’, this sculpture rises two meters high and gauges three tons.

The first and the offspring are the most popular of the seven Merlion sculptures perceived in Singapore.

Attempt to discover more sculptures for the remainder of your outing: there’s one at the Tourism Court close to Grange Road, and another at Mount Faber.