Singapore Merlion Statue

Singapore Merlion Statue

Merlion statue is a tourist icon of Singapore not to be missed when you are visiting the country. Merlion statue is a statue of a lion in the flesh of fish which is above the waves.

 Singapore Merlion Statue

History Of Singapore Merlion Statue
The merlion was first designed as a symbol of the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB) in 1964 – the head of a lion and the body of fish over these waves directly into icons of Singapore for the world.

Merlion statue designed by Mr Fraser Brunner, a member of the Committee for souvenirs and curator at the Van in former English use Aquarium. Singanya head symbolizes the lion seen by Prince Sang Nila Utama when he discovered back in Singapore in year 11 M, as indicated in "Sejarah Melayu". Fish tail the Merlion symbolizes the ancient city of Temasek (meaning "sea" in Javanese), the name of Singapore before the Prince named "Singapore" (meaning "Lion City" in Sanskrit) and also symbolizes the beginning of Singapore that is simple, that is, as a fishing village.

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Merlion statue has a size of 8.6 metres high and weighing 70 tons, was built from a mixture of cement by Singapore artists, the late Mr Lim Nang Seng. Merlion statue both smaller, measuring two meters high and weighing three tons, also built by Mr Lim. Part of its construction is made from a mixture of cement, his skin from porcelain plates and eyes from small red teacups.

Singapore's Prime Minister at the time, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, inaugurated the installation ceremony of the Merlion on 15 September 1972. A bronze plaque engraved with the words the happy event, "the Merlion was founded as a symbol to welcome all visitors to Singapore."

Currently, the Merlion attracts more than one million visitors a year, who come to the Merlion Park to take a photograph of this world famous icon in his new home, in addition to One Fullerton.

Merlion Statue Locations

The merlion and the Merlion, a "Cub", was originally located in front of the Singapore River, right across from the Elizabeth Walk, just 120 metres from its current location. The area is also referred to as Merlion Park is becoming a popular tourist attraction place in Singapore and became one of the famous places in the major cities of the world.

The new merlion is located adjacent to One Fullerton, a Park covering an area of 2,500 square meters of newly built. At One Fullerton, there are a variety of restaurants, lounges, and dance clubs on the banks of the river.

This area also has a Cape with terrace seating and a deck to watch which is able to accommodate up to 300 people, as well as a boat landing place so that visitors can alight from a taxi boat. This deck provides panoramic views of the Merlion is best for photographers, with the backdrop of the city skyline and Marina Bay, including landmark buildings such as The Fullerton Singapore and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

Merlion Cub located 28 metres behind the Merlion. Installed a pumping system for the Merlion and the Merlion, so can spout water throughout the day and night.

How to Merlion Park
To get to the Merlion Park, you can walk on the Riverfront Singapore from Raffles Place MRT Station, take Exit H and then follow the directions on the map below. The red line is a little twisted, but there are plenty of interesting sights that you can see all the way to the Merlion Park. The blue line is for the fast track (shortcut) to be able to reach the Merlion Park quickly. You can also use the map at this link to see the lines.
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