Lion Head Symbol Of Singapore
The lion head symbol was introduced in 1986 as an alternative national symbol of Singapore. The lion head was chosen as a logo, as it best captures the characteristics of Singapore's reputation as a Lion City. It is used in less formal occasions mainly to promote Singapore's national identity.
When it was first unveiled, some sections of the public felt that it should have been facing rightwards to represent a more forward looking nature. However, the original left-facing lion was maintained.
Famous quotes containing the words lion, head and/or symbol:
“Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail
Our lion now will foreign foes assail.”
—John Dryden (16311700)
“Thus do I want man and woman to be: the one fit to wage war and the other fit to give birth, but both fit to dance with head and feet.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Whatever we inherit from the fortunate
We have taken from the defeated
What they had to leave usa symbol:
A symbol perfected in death.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)