The lion’s head represents Singapore’s original name “Singapura” meaning Lion City or Kota Singa whilst the fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village. Located on the front of Marina Bay just off the Fullerton Bridge, the Merlion is a popular spot for tourists and worth a stop for the standard tourist photo opportunity. There are a number of nice bars and restaurants along the promenade once you’ve snapped your photos.
The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It’s used as the mascot and national personification of Singapore.