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Merlion Park, Singapore

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Witness one world's most bizarre statues at Merlion Park, famed for its figure of a half lion, half fish shooting water from its mouth in a proud arc. Built in 1964, the 9 m (30 ft) statue now represents one of Singapore's symbols. A smaller statue--the fish-lion's baby--can also be found nearby. The baby statue offers a similar photo opportunity with a fraction of the crowds. After you've taken some photos, turn your gaze around to appreciate sweeping views of the waterfront. Put Merlion Park into our Singapore visit website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Singapore.
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  • This was the third time I visited the Park. On the plaque located near the Merlion statue it was mentioned that the original site was somewhere further inland, first inauguration was in 1972. Later in...  more »
  • Went to merlion across the Jubilee Bridge. As of May 11, 2019, the Merlion has just finished cleaning, and it has come to be seen from yesterday. Unfortunately, I did not have the water discharge, but it is the character of the Merlion only to have seen the appearance of! Merlion Park was crowded with a lot of tourists. It was almost a Chinese and Korea person. Westerners were none at all.
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  • Probably one of the most visited places in Singapore and can be very crowded with tourists. Excellent people watching and very close to Marina Bay and all the must see sites. Take your camera.  more »
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  • If it's your first time coming to Singapore, you definitely want to visit this park to pose with the Merlion. Make sure to come in the afternoon so it's not super HOT. Plus there's a free light show to enjoy at 08.00 PM. There are also so many other places/attractions near here like the Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade, Art Science Museum~
  • It was an amazing view. One can gaze all of the attraction standing there. Good spot for photography. Also, esplanade theatre is also nearby with its open theatre running free shows for public almost daily.
  • It is pretty. It is huge. Best place to hang out with family and friends. We can go jogging, cycling, skateboard or just enjoy the view. The most important thing is it is clean.
  • Singapore is a super place and the Marina area has it all. Beautiful Riverside location and stunning City Architecture, brilliant shopping and places to visit. The Merlion is as good now as ever and the Sky Boat three tower structure is as impressive as anything seen anywhere in the world. Not the cheapest place to go, but prices are not greatly different from the UK and Europe. There is no litter, ANYWHERE.
  • If you are visiting Singapore for the first time then it is a must go place because it is the signature point of Singapore. People generally visit here for posing with the lion. I will recommend to visit in afternoon over here to avoid extreme hot weather.
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