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Sentosa Merlion

30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island 038981, Singapore
+65 6736 8672
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No visit to Sentosa is complete without meeting its most famous, 37-metre tall resident, the Sentosa Merlion. The legendary Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion's head and a fish's body - as a guardian of prosperity which personifies Singapore's history as an important seaport. The lion head depicts the folklore of Prince Sang Nila Utama's discovery of lion (singa) and City (pura) while the fish tail symbolises the fishing village of 'Temasek', also known as 'sea-town' in Javanese. Set foot in the Merlion's mouth to get up close and personal with the legend. But don't stop till you get to the crown! At 60 metres above sea level, you will actually be seeing Singapore through the perspective of the Guardian of Prosperity. Come soak up the 360⁰ commanding view and bask in the aura of this endearing national symbol. You'll see why legends, myths and stories all point to this regal creature for the swift recovery of Singapore's economy from the Asian financial crisis.
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30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island 038981, Singapore
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+65 6736 8672
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unique thing to do but not on my “must-do” list. A quick video gives an educational overview but the emphasis seems to be on selling photographs and souvenirs.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice place to hang out and take pics. The Merlion colours up at night and that's quite a sight to see.

Thank Prabodha D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it is a very nice and pleasant place to be at. Very lively place. Lot of greenery around the Merlion. Very nice walk and waterfalls around it. You can also go to the top of the Merlion by lift and have a view of...More

Thank Sachin1558
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ventured to Sentosa island as seniors. It was okay to walk around but it seems to be under develops and had a lot of activities that we weren't interested in. We took the cable to car to mount Fabre park and enjoyed the views...More

Thank Linda829
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Merlion itself is a cute creature but they really did it nice! The whole Merlion had stories about sea creatures and legends which is really fun. I was almost alone therefore I could take lot's of pictures!

Thank Claerli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Merlion lights how is a show stopper and a must see in Sentosa. In the day you can climb up the Merlion and the light show starts at night. So plan your trip properly. The cost to go up the Merlion will include some...More

Thank felix640
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sentosa Merlion has a good height and is located near the Sentosa express stop. This is an iconic structure and one can enjoy is during the day. In evening, the surrounding has coloured lights.

Thank Kaivan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss visiting the Merlion but do it only during lightime. The light show was spectacular and there is a show going on for every half an hour for 5 minutes which shouldn't be missed. It's not worth visiting during day time.

Thank Karthik M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merlion (mermaid and lion) is the iconic statue that can't be missed. It is an awesome sight. Taking a pic seems to be a better in the morning. Therea re plenty of restaurants around and there is wax image of Jackie Chan welcoming to Madame...More

Thank Ashok K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Singapore is known as the Lion City, and no visit is compete without visiting the legendary Merlion in Sentosa. One can purchase a ticket go to on the observation deck and embrace the view of the whole island of simple take pictures at its foot....More

Thank Rachelle W
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NitinnWalia
31 March 2017|
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Response from Petros I | Reviewed this property |
Hello My friend For 1st day you should go to Universal studios it is fantastic and then you have the night at sentosa island for dinner there are many things to do 2 nd day you go to the port for shopping and for cloud... More
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marianne t
24 August 2016|
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Response from SentosaOfficial | Property representative |
Hi marianne t, Thank you for your question! We will be pleased to welcome you and your travelling group to Sentosa Island! During your visit to Sentosa, do consider our attractions bundled packages as it allows you to... More
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marianne t
24 August 2016|
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Response from Oleg M | Reviewed this property |
1. Zoo + River Safari park 2. Chinatown + downtown + Marina bay + Singapore Flyer + Gardens by the bay (show 19-45 and 20 45) 3. Universal 4. Sentosa + Wings of Time (19-45 and 20 45) Everything will take you almost full... More
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