|A crowded Merlion Park on a hot Friday afternoon|
Located along One Fullerton, the 2,500 sqm. Merlion Park is home to this 70 ton Singaporean heavyweight icon. A mythical creature -- a chimera with a lion's head on top of a fish's body, spewing out water from its gigantic mouth.
|The Merlion up close|
The Merlion is an iconic symbol of the country; each piece representing a part of the city-state's humble past -- the fish's body to signify the country's origin as a fishing village, and the lion's head as a reminder of its former name, Singapura ("lion city").
Who know that such a simple icon can hold so much meaning to a nation and its past?
Planning to visit? Drop by my "Getting Around Singapore" post (click here) for more details on how to get around the Lion City.