Friday, March 6, 2020

Merlion and Public Art in Singapore

The Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is the official mascot of Singapore.  The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village and the lion head represents Singapore's original name, Singapura, meaning "lion city."  The city's famous Merlion statue was originally located at the mouth of the Singapore River, then later moved to Merlion Park on Marina Bay, facing the Marina Bay Sands.


The streets, passageways, parks, and buildings of Singapore are packed with art:  paintings, sculptures, and other works decorate, delight, and intrigue us as we wander through the city.  Here are a few.

What incredible art to brighten up this fabulous city!  We like Singapore!

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