The Merlion (Malay: Singa-Laut)
Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion".Merlion is one of the icons in Singapore, the unique creature consist of a head of a lion and a body of a fish. It is said to be that the fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called “Temasek” which means "sea town" in Javanese.
The lion head represents Singapore's original name—Singapura —meaning "lion city”. Besides being a tourism marketing icon of Singapore, the Merlion is also used to symbolize Singapore in art and popular culture nowadays and also used as a mascot of Singapore.
999.9 Fine Gold
The images of Singapore’s top three icons are embossed on a 5g 999.9 fine gold bar.
Iconic Reverse Design
The 5g Merlion gold bar design portrays an image of a Merlion. The design also includes the inscription MERLION, SINGAPORE, the Medallion’s weight and fineness, and GoldSilver Refinery’s “GS” logo mark.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each bar is accompanied by a numbered Certification of Authenticity.