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 Singapore’s national mascot, the Merlion, is embossed on a 1g 999.9 fine gold bar.
Iconic Reverse Design
The new version of the Singapore Merlion gold bar design portrays Singapore’s national mascot, the Merlion, as a fountain with water gushing out from its mouth. The design also includes the inscription SINGAPORE «MERLION, the Medallion’s weight and fineness, and PureGold webpage address.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each bar is accompanied by a numbered Certification of Authenticity.