Merlion In Sentosa, Singapore
Enjoy your day at Sentosa Merlion
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Best time to visit
Nov - Jan, May - Aug
- Water Sports
About Merlion In Sentosa
The Merlion Sentosa is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It is a symbol of Singapore which is said to be the guardian of the prosperity of Singapore. The Sentosa Merlion is one of the major tourist attractions in Singapore and stands as a true reflection of the culture of Singapore and also symbolizes the fishing village of Temasek. It is said that the Merlion protects Singapore from any natural, financial or economic crises.
Meaning of Merlion
The official mascot of Singapore, this mythical creature with lion’s head and the body of a fish personifies the city state. The symbol is used for various government bodies and sports teams to represent Singapore.
History of Merlion in Singapore
The symbol was designed by Alec Fraser-Brunner in 1964. The installation ceremony was officiated by the Lee Kuan Yew on 15 September 1972. The original statue was placed at the mouth of the Singapore River. Later in 2002, it was relocated to the current Merlion Park in front of Marina Bay.
Light Show at Merlion Park
Among the many things to do in this place, the Sentosa Merlion light show is quite famous. It is a night show which offers beautiful storytelling with the help of water, fire and laser shows. The show takes place every night, and two additional shows are held over the weekend. The Sentosa Merlion is a place which keeps the tourists glued to it for various things it has to offer, and the beautiful places around it.
Exhibition Gallery at Sentosa Merlion
The gallery at the park illustrates the history and significance of the statue and the symbol. Visitors can try hands-on exhibits to learn about the Merlion symbol. The Merlion Park Sentosa is also a pleasant place, where one can spend some quality time with their family and friends amongst the beautiful trees and flower beds. Located near the port, the Merlion Park Sentosa offers a great view of the water body. Sitting near the lush green bushes and trees, one can enjoy some awesome views. The place is best for picnics and is quite safe.
One must definitely visit the Sentosa Merlion to spend some quality time and have a nice experience, knowing more about the history and culture of Singapore.
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FAQ's of Sentosa
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Yes, tourists are allowed to go on top of the Merlion, for an extra charge.
The child price of the Sentosa Merlion tickets applies to children between the age of 4 years to 12 years.
All the attraction tickets are valid for only a day, and therefore one must pre-plan a nice one day trip to Sentosa Merlion.
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