The Merlion

The Merlion (Malay: Singa-Laut) is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot and national personification ofSingapore. 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".
The symbol was designed by Fraser Brunner, a member of the Souvenir Committee and curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium, for the logo of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in use from 26 March 1964 to 1997 and has been its trademarked symbol since 20 July 1966. Although the STB changed their logo in 1997, the STB Act continues to protect the Merlion symbol. Approval must be received from STB before it can be used. The Merlion appears frequently on STB-approved souvenirs. ~ Wikipedia


  1. I've held key chains and other memorabilia hahahaha, psssttt just got your message...and I can not wait for December!!!!

  2. This must be wonderful to see Cher, and what a great photograph of it!

    Thank you so very much for being a part of The Creative Exchange today.

    Have a wonderful day, and I will still be seeing you in "Blogland!"


  3. Thanks for sharing your blues and the information on Merlion.

    Happy Blue Monday, Cher.

  4. That is gorgeous!

    One of my blue enty is at my Spice Up Your Life blog, come and take a peek. Have a great week!

  5. Nice night photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  6. An interesting post and a great image. Perfect use of night photography

  7. Beautiful photo!

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