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.