Welcome to Merlion Park
Singapore's National Icon, with the head of a lion and the body of a fish statue. The body symbolises Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning 'sea town' in Old Javanese. It is head represents Singapore's original name, Singapura or 'Lion City'.
Today, you can glimpse this legend at Merlion Park. Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes.
This icon is a must-see for tourists visiting Singapore, similar to other signifficant landmarks around the world.