There are a total of seven Merlions in Singapore, including the Sentosa Merlion and the two statues at Merlion Park. Two of the other four statues, at 3m tall, are at the peak of Mount Faber and the STB headquarters near Grange Road.
How many Merlions are there in Singapore 2020?
There are seven authorised Merlion statues in Singapore,3 the most well-known being an 8-metre-tall statue designed by Kwan Sai Kheong and sculpted by Lim Nang Seng. First unveiled on 15 September 1972,5 this statue is now located at the new Merlion Park, adjacent to One Fullerton at the Marina Bay waterfront.
How many Merlion are there in Sentosa?
Since the 37-metre-tall Merlion statue at Sentosa (the tallest!) has been closed to make way for a themed linkway between the north and south shores of Sentosa, there are a total of six ‘official’ Merlion statues to check out on the mainland.
How old is Singapore?
Modern Singapore was founded in the 19th century, thanks to politics, trade and a man known as Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. During this time, the British empire was eyeing a port of call in this region to base its merchant fleet, and to forestall any advance made by the Dutch.
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.