Monday, 13 April 2015
Do you think Merlion would make the best singapore icon?
Yes I think the Merlion would make the best singapore icon because it bests represents singapore and it can be easily identified by fellow Singaporeans. It is very unique and is one of a kind. The fish body of the Merlion represents Singapore as a fishing village and it is their first source of income. It is also one of a tourist attractions and it is of significance and importance to representing Singapore. The body of the merlion symbolises Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning 'sea town' in Old Javanese. Its head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay. Today, you can glimpse this legend at Merlion Park. Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes. Thus, I think the Merlion represents Singapore well.