Cambodia’s seahorse statue spouting water likened to S’pore’s Merlion spouting water

Cambodia’s latest tourist attraction has raised eyebrows among Singaporeans and tourists who have been to the sunny island set in the sea due to its uncanny resemblance to the iconic Merlion.

The seahorse sculpture in Kampot province was inaugurated on Apr. 10, 2024, and exudes a grandeur similar in scope to Singapore’s Merlion.

According to the Cambodian publication Khmer Times, the statue has been affectionately dubbed “Singapot” — a portmanteau of Singapore and Kampot.

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