Statue of Merlion

One Fullerton (opposite The Fullerton Hotel)

The Statue of Merlion – a mythic creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, sitting on the crest of the wave – is the most iconic symbol of Singapore. Over one million travelers from all over the world come here to admire the giant monument of halffish-halflion.

The mysterious creature, with which Singapore has been associated for several decades already, was devised by the designer Fraser Brunner, originally as a tourist emblem for the city. His idea was to symbolize the strength and bravery of Singapore with Merlion’s lion head, additionally because Singapore means ‘Lion’s City’ in Sanskrit. The statue’s fish body is a reference to Singapore’s past – it was once a small fishing village – embodying the close connection between the city-state and the sea. The locals, however, will assure anyone who listens that Merlion is a real creature that has lived in Singapore coastal waters for a long time, protecting the city from all kinds of troubles and disasters.

Initially, a concrete statue measuring 8,6 meters and weighing 70 tons was installed not far from the Esplanade Bridge. However, in 2002, the monument was moved 120 meters along: to the center of the namesake park that is located opposite to the Marina Bay and is very popular among tourists. There is another statue; a mere two meters high and weighing three tons in the park’s grounds: the so called "Merlion’s baby".

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Reviews: 313
Steven

Yes, it's super touristy and crowded, but so fun to see! Take a quick detour here as part of a walk along the bay.

03.05.2018  
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Cindy

Merlion Park is a perfect place to hang out. Views are very beatyful and romantic.

26.03.2018  
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GB. Lee

Under Construction...ㅠ_ㅠ

05.02.2018  
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Jenya

Everyone is trying to get poor Merlion into the frame. It’s fun though, crowded, but the views are very pretty.

07.01.2018  
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Philip

Pretty views, lovely area, well worth a visit

31.12.2017  
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Agustinus

Awesome Water Fountain of Merlion Statue in Singapore

20.12.2017  
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Jams

Good place to hangout guys

27.11.2017  
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高井

意外と大きいし写真映えします。3大がっかりではありません!

19.10.2017  
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산바람

멀라이언 입을 주목하고 설정샷 찍으세요.. 재미납니다.

16.10.2017  
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Sophie

Endroit emblématique de Singapour, à caser dans son itinéraire.

08.09.2017  
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Nabil

Nice bay views. The sculpture is the symbol of singapore

14.08.2017  
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MK

In the night, it is very beautiful....

28.07.2017  
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Itsuaki

シンガポールといえばココかな!

25.07.2017  
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JuanJuan

Too many tourists around this cute one ...

16.07.2017  
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Aliexx

Very hot sun .....

30.06.2017  
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Fian

View foto kalo malam

29.06.2017  
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Joy

Fantastic view for photos in the sun

26.06.2017  
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Pushkar

One of the main tourist attractions in Singapore. Don't miss it! Especially go there after sunset.

11.06.2017  
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Emma

Great place to take pictures!

09.06.2017  
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08.06.2017  
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