Merlion

Slider Imageson May 19th, 2010Comments Off

The national icon of Singapore is the Merlion – part mermaid, part lion, all tourist magnet: the water spout starts up every morning at 06:30am and runs throughout the day. It’s an icon that draws tourists from across the world, and one was heard to comment that since the Marina Bay was now an enclosed water catchment area for Singapore, it was freshwater shooting from the mouth of the merlion: mythical mermaids, and one assumes related legends such as this Merlion, are strictly ocean-going sea water creatures…

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