Merlion, Singapore by Tim Coleman


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Merlion is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish and is considered to be the most important trademark and symbol of Singapore. Merlion represents the humble beginnings of Singapore as a fishing village.

Merlion is 8.6 metres high with the head of a lion which is said to represent the lion spotted by Prince Sang Nila Utama when he re-discovered Singapura in 11 AD, as recorded in the “Malay Annals”, and the tail of a fish to symbolise the ancient city of Temasek (meaning “sea” in Javanese) by which Singapore was known before the Prince named it “Singapura” (meaning “lion city” in Sanskrit).

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500 viewings to 12 Feb 2014.

“AS IS”, straight from the Canon EOS 450D (18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6), handheld.

Tim is from Australia and has a keen interest in the spectacular Created world. This interest in “the Great Outdoors” combines with an interest in photography as he seeks to record the majesty, beauty and/or uniqueness of places visited in a way that will also be memorable to his audience.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Michaela.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture!

  • Thank you Sandra!

    – Tim Coleman

  • peter jackson
    peter jacksonover 1 year ago

    Magic shot Tim a great capture mate.

  • Thanks Peter.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 1 year ago

    July 2013

  • Thank you very much Polly.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 1 year ago

    August 4,2013

  • Scott Hendricks
    Scott Hendricksabout 1 year ago

    Scott – Aug. 6, 2013

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