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Introducing the DrupalCon Singapore 2024 logo

The Merlion is the official mascot of Singapore. It is depicted as a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish.

The Merlion’s fish-like body symbolises Singapore’s origins as a fishing village, known as Temasek—a name which comes from same root as the word tasek (‘lake’ in Malay) -

The statue’s head represents the city’s original name of Singapura (lion city in Sanskrit). According to legend, Sang Nila Utama—a Srivijayan prince of Palembang—landed on our shores amidst a tempest at sea.

Learn more about the merlion and Singapore at https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/recreation-leisure/viewpoints/merlion-park/