Frequent question: What is Singapore iconic emblem?

The Merlion (/ˈmɜːrˌlaɪən/) is the official mascot of Singapore, depicted as a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish.

How many teeth does the Merlion have?

The Sentosa Merlion has four teeth. These are supposed to represented Singapore’s ethnic groups – Malays, Chinese, Indians and Eurasians – and harmonious prosperity for all Singaporeans.

How did Singapore start?

In 1819, British statesman Stamford Raffles negotiated a treaty whereby Johor allowed the British to locate a trading port on the island, leading to the establishment of the crown colony of Singapore in 1819. … Singapore became an independent republic on 9 August 1965.

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