Travel trivia: National symbols

Posted on June 15th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Travel Trivia

What country’s symbol is a half-lion, half-fish called the Merlion?

  • Barbados
  • Fiji
  • Malta
  • Singapore

Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the people who answered correctly, and that person will receive this week’s prize: a miniature teddy bear supplied by

Come back to Facing the Street tomorrow for another travel trivia question and another chance to win the prize. And if you can’t wait until then for your trivia fix, check out my husband Paul’s trivia site, (He provided this question, BTW.)

This contest closes at 5:00pm EST on Friday, June 17, 2011.

Flickr/Creative Commons photo by simone.brunozzi.

Disclosure and information on prize donor: the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. ( kindly donated this week’s prize.

6 Comments on “Travel trivia: National symbols”

  1. Heeral Patel


    I hope can ship to the UK! =)

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      Thanks for playing, Heeral! And yes, the prizes can be shipped anywhere (although Canada Post is on a rotating strike right now). I’ve already sent prizes all over the States and to Latvia!

  2. Marilyn Wons


  3. Richard T.


  4. Buzzy Gordon

    Singa = lion: thus Singapura.

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      I didn’t know the origin of the name Singapore, Buzzy–that’s cool!

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