What kind of art is Merlion?
What kind of art is Merlion? Painting: Acrylic on Paper. This painting represent a colorfull scenery of Singapore Marina Bay Sands, viewing from the Merlion Park near the One Fullerton. The Merlion (鱼尾狮 in Chinese) is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a symbol of Singapore.
What is the legend story behind the Merlion statue?
It has been said that the Merlion reflects the legend of Sang Nila Utama, a Malay prince that sailed across the seas before discovering a fishing island called Temasek (which mean “fish town” in Javanese).
What is the meaning of Merlion?
The Merlion was first used in Singapore as the logo for the tourism board. … 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.