Singapore City Tour - The Merlion

If you ever had a Singapore city tour from the airport, you will definitely have seen the Merlion.But what is this half lion, half fish mascot actually? Your personal tour guide in Singapore will tell you the legend that long time ago a Malay Prince discovered this tiny sea town. When he arrived he saw a majestic creature which appeared to be a lion so he decided to name the island settlement Singapura which means ‘Lion City’. The Merlion, however, was created in the 1960s from the Singapore Tourism Board to symbolise the head of the lion creature that the prince saw and the body is a fish to symbolise Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village. Ask your tour guide to include this iconic symbol in your walking tours in Singapore!#travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoversingapore #merlion #photooftheday #bbctravel #singapore #sg #iconic #adventure #welltraveled #tourism #travelbug #condenast #lonelyplanet #hellosingaporetours #hellosg #ilovesg #singaporetour #visitsingapore #cnntravel #walkingtour #visitsingapore #privatetour #customizedtour #personaltour #walkingtour #privateguide #personalguide #daytours