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 image of the Merlion are embossed on a 1g 999.9 fine gold bar.
Iconic Reverse Design
Red Dot Merlion design portrays an image of the Merlion that is the icon of Singapore. The design also includes the inscription MERLION, the Medallion’s weight and fineness.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each Medallion is accompanied by a numbered Certification of Authenticity.