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Merlion is a national icon of Singapore that can be found at Merlion Park. This icon possess the head of a lion and the body of a fish which have their own meaning.[1] The head of the lion symbolizes Singapore's original city name based on the history of the Srivijaya prince from Palembang who have spied a strange creature identified as a lion when he landed near the mouth of Singapore River. Meanwhile, the body of the fish represent the fishing village as Singapore's origins, known as Temasek.[2]

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  1. "Merlion | Infopedia". Retrieved 2023-08-16.
  2. "Merlion Park". Retrieved 2023-08-16.