The Merlion Statue, within the Merlion Park, is one of the main landmarks of Singapore. It is one of the five Merlion Statues approved by Singapore Tourism Board. Merlion is a combination of the body of a fish and head of a lion. It was designed in 1964 and used as the logo of Singapore until 1997.
What does the Merlion represent?
It represent the mythical lion shaped beast helped Prince Nila Utama to rediscover the city of Temasek (Jawanese name of the Singapore, that means Sea) after the destruction by Siamese. Since the old name of the Singapore is means sea, the body of the statue has been designed as fish.
How to Go to Merlion Park?
Most convenient way is the MRT/LRT system of Singapore. Get off at the station EW14 and NS26.
You can also use the public buses and get off at the Fullerton Sq 03011 which is much closer than the metro stations.