Merlion - Cupertino, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 19.365 W 122° 01.046
10S E 587055 N 4131129
Quick Description: A merlion fountain in Cupertino, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2011 6:17:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMB6WG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 3

Long Description:
"The Merlion (Malay: Singa-Laut) is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was calledTemasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa"." (visit link)
Time Period: Ancient

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Not listed

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