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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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  • Sights to see the merlion Awards abound in Singapore, where to go, just like the iconic ~ night lights to be adored. The merlion Awards go to see river cruises aboard the Clarke Quay good ^ ^
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  • Had to see it as it is the mascot of Singapore, but was a quick take a picture and look around type thing. Just a statue near the water, so kids will get antsy to hang around. I went super early and i...  more »
  • A must visit place in Singapore due to the significance it holds A nice walk upto the park Try and visit at night as you get a good view of the entire bay and it’s fascinating Be aware if older people...  more »
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  • On Marina Bay, Merlion Park hosts one of Singapore's most recognizable monuments. The Merlion statue is the head of a lion with the body and tail of a fish, and the hybrid creature spouts water from its mouth and into the bay. Measuring 28 feet tall, the statue may seem a bit odd to the naked eye, but the statue is actually a nod to Singapore's history. The head of Merlion represents Singapura, the city's first name, which means 'lion city' in Malay. The fish tail and body symbolizes Singapore's old days as a small fishing town. Even though the statue has claimed all the fame, another notable highlight is the park's panoramic view of the bay. Particularly at night, the urban vista with the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort impresses visitors.
  • Tourist destination. I arrived there on 7.30 AM, later on 8 AM There so much people come here for taking photos. The location can reach by bus or by MRT. Just be patient, everyone wants to have nice photo, but you will never find empty spots to take photos. From here, you can have the perfect view of Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade, Helix Bridge and Singapore Sky Flyer. The best time taking photos is in the evening.
  • Very amazing touristic place.... Merlion Park located in the business district of the city, the Merlion Park covers an area of almost 2,500 square metres. Visitors to Merlion Park will have a fantastic view of Marina Bay Sands across the water, this integrated resort consists of a hotel, casino, shopping mall, convention centre and museum. The unique design and massive size of Marina Bay Sands has certainly transformed Singapore’s tourism landscape into what it is today. There are two Merlion statues in this park. The first stands at 8.6 meters tall and the other is 2 metres high. The body of the fish represents the humble origins of the city as a fishing village. Spouting water from the mouth, Merlion statues provide a magnificent view to all spectators.
  • Kept seeing this in paper and TV from long time. But, directly it's the first time and it is good. The head is of Lion and body is of a fish. It's a different kind of sculpture and is maintained well. The water here is river water, which is clean and neat. It's a iconic symbol of Singapore.
  • It is THE iconic landmark of Singapore. To visit Singapore means an obligatory visit to see the impressive Merlion spewing water majestically from it's mouth. The place also gives you a wonderful view of the Marina Baysands hotel. There is a place close-by that hosts open air concerts and other gigs. Definitely worth visiting this area and to soak in the awesomeness of Singapore.
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