The fish section of the Merlion statue symbolizes the ancient city of Temasek. Temasek was the known name of Singapore before Prince Sang Nila Utama changed it to “Singapore”, which in Sanskrit means the City of Lions.
Inspiration for Singapore Tour 1 Pop Up Card
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.
Occasions for Singapore Tour 1 Pop Up Card
The Merlion appears frequently on STB-approved souvenirs. Singapore Tour 1 Pop Up Card is not just mesmerizing but also a meaningful gift for your family and friends.