History Lion icon (Merlion), Singapore

big Merlion singapore

Merlion was first designed as an emblem of the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB) in 1964 – and the lion head with a fish body resting on a crest of waves quickly became Singapore’s icon to the world. Designed by Mr. Fraser Brunner, a member of the souvenir committee and a curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium, the lion head represents the lion spotted by Prince Sang Nila Utama when…