The Mythical Singapore Merlion - A Mascot and National Personification

The Mythical Singapore Merlion - A Mascot and National Personification

The mythical Merlion is used as a mascot & national personification of Singapore.

The Merlion, with a head of a lion and the body of a fish, is regarded as a symbol for Singapore.

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".

 

Travel photography shared by Isa Schaller
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