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Merlion

No, it’s not a Robo-Godzilla emerging from the deep to destroy Singapore, it is an underwater robot station belonging to the Oceanic research centre. It is shaped like Merlion — Singapore’s symbol — a lion with the head of a fish.


The lion part of Merlion symbolises the power of the city and the fish; the importance of living in harmony with the ocean, which played a vital role in Singapore’s development. The main tasks of the stations are to gather information and carry out deep-sea research. Due to its construction from incredibly strong materials, automated systems and constant connection with the centre, the robot can continue working in the open sea for a long time and collect soil and water samples in the deepest parts of the ocean without any damage to its construction.

I agree
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I don't agree
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Ardaroj Pluntke It looks so wonderful 20 Oct 2019
Christopher Sweezey As with many things on this sight, I agree with the idea but not with the execution. Does the shape serve a purpose? If anything, a less anime-ish shape would probably be more realistic. 07 Jun 2019
Connor it looks cool 28 May 2019
James The Merlion has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. But is a very interesting idea though impractical. 27 Mar 2019
a strange man Aklıma takılan şey okyanusun derinliklerinde (belki de keşfettiğimiz bu yeni dünyanın şartlarına uyumlu)nasıl bir iletişim ağı olacaktır ? . Teşekkürler 06 Feb 2019
Ruben Fileti Though the idea is nice i don't think a merlion would the most convenient shape, and i find weird to think that they would approach this shape just to represent their city. It would be something like if during world war 2 America said: "Hey, our symbol is an eagle, lets produce eagle shaped airplanes!". 06 Feb 2019
Christopher Sweezey I understand having pride in one's city, but shaping a research vessel after the symbol of your city just because you feel like it is impractical. I cannot imagine a city like Singapore actually investing in something like this. Outside of the shape, however, I agree. 06 Feb 2019