What is the official mascot of Singapore?
Singa is a familiar icon for the courtesy that many Singaporeans grew up with. Known for his kindness and graciousness, Singa was first introduced in 1982 as the official mascot for Singapore’ National Courtesy Campaign and today, the well-loved mascot is making a major come back at Raffles City Singapore.
How many teeth does the Merlion have?
The Sentosa Merlion has four teeth. These are supposed to represented Singapore’s ethnic groups – Malays, Chinese, Indians and Eurasians – and harmonious prosperity for all Singaporeans.
Who founded Singapore in 1819?
They were namely Sir Stamford Raffles, the recognised founder of Modern Singapore, William Farquhar and John Crawfurd, the first two Residents of Singapore. Raffles, then Lieutenant-Governor of Bencoolen, was searching for a new British base for the British East India Company in the region in 1818.