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Sentosa Merlion

Address: 30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6736 8672
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: No visit to Sentosa is complete without meeting its most famous, 37-metre tall resident, the...
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Sohar, Oman
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Merlion is an icon of Singaporean tourism. And, here in Sentosa Island, we have a giant Merlion. Its a good place for tourists to unwind and have their photos clicked with the Merlion in the backdrop.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has a good view and the location is very nice. In case you are running short of time, you can choose between Tiger sky tower and Sentosa Merlion.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

it is a nice place to visit in morning or evening.... afternoon is very hot over there, but still u can enjoy. took a lot of pictures over there.

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George Town, Malaysia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A symbol of Singapore. OK, to take some shots, Walked around the vicinity. Nice to have some greenery in the surroundings for a change.

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Sydney, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great spot to take a break and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The waterfalls and statue itself make for a wonderful way to spend a few hours on Sentosa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

after enjoying the sentosa rides you can have a visit inside the merlion. Its free to enter if u have a sentosapass. Tou can view the mouth and the head of the lion. Its somewhat a balcony to get a view of sentosa. A historical and must see attraction.

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England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Sentosa Island is great for kids and adults alike. From the cable car ride to the attractions and snake charmers, there is much to do for a family day out.

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Merlion, the great lion statue that makes Singapore what is it! Its the main symbol of Singapore with Lion head & fish body. Must visit for first timers in Singapore.

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Ipoh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nice and beautiful must visit Merlion statues. but pls be careful if it is after rain as it might be slippery.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The information on merlion and even to know the 4 tooth represent 4 type of people in Singapore was gr8. It is beautiful. easily accesible by bus as it has a stop at the point. Also you can walk from Universal studios to Merlion just 300 mtrs way.

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