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The Merlion symbol was designed in 1964 for the then Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (now known as Singapore Tourism Board) and functioned as their logo from 1966 to 1997. The body of the Merlion symbolises Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was known as Temasek, which means 'sea town' in Old Javanese, while the head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘Lion City’ in Malay. Each of the Sentosa Merlion’s teeth represents a different ethnic group in Singapore – Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian – signifying prosperity for all citizens of Singapore.

First opened on 2 June 1996, the majestic 37-metre-tall concrete Merlion statue at Sentosa in Singapore is next on the list of Kärcher Cleans the World global campaign and Kärcher Singapore would like to take the opportunity to profile its state-of-the-art cleaning capabilities as well as celebrate Singapore’s national symbol as the country rejoices in its golden jubilee

The project aims to elevate Kärcher’s reputation as one of the most innovative family-owned businesses in the world, while raising awareness for the ground-breaking products and services. This high-profile CSR initiative, graced by our distinguished guests, also focuses on showcasing Kärcher’s strong support of environmental protection and conservation.