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Address: 30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6736 8672
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Description: No visit to Sentosa is complete without meeting its most famous, 37-metre...
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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mesmerising

Merlion is so huge, worth visiting. After getting in yuo can access inside of the merlion statue by elevator. They will show you a small film about merlion and thn u can go on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Merlion is so huge, worth visiting. After getting in yuo can access inside of the merlion statue by elevator. They will show you a small film about merlion and thn u can go on top of the statue for a wonderful view of singapore. You can take beautiful pictures of the sea and places around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The landmark of Singapore in every advertisement points to none other than the Merlion Statue. The real hallmark of Singapore is a must place to visit when in Singapore! All visitors are really thrilled to see the statue and its beauty! A really wonderful and memorable place!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The biggest Merlion in Singapore is located in the Sentosa Island...It is good to take a photo and good view for great photos..

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Dhaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Singapore, you should not miss to go to the Sentosa Merlion. You can climb on top of the Merlion. You will be able to enjoy a 360 degree view around. There are a number of Merlion in Singapore, among which Sentosa Merlion is the best to see.

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victoria, australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I wasn't aware of the significance of the Merlion so we thought we would go and have a look. It cost $9 Singapore entry fee. There were 2 lookout levels that you reached by elevator that had views of the surrounding area. You also received a souvenir gold coin as well as a soft toy souvenir and an ice cream.... More 

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is huge statue of the Merlion. This is the symbol of Singapore. It is a Mermaid with a Lions head. You go inside and take an elevator or walk up to an observation area. It gives you a 180degree view of Santosa island. The Merlion is lit up at night and it is beautiful. This is when I recommend... More 

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Jamshedpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This attraction is free and just in front of the Imbiah station( for the sentosa express train) . If you want to go on top of the merlion you will need to pay a fee. We did not go to the top but took out a few pics. Nice to spend some time here. You can click a lot of... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You need not pay seprately to vosot this attraction...when you get down at imbiah stop of sentosa express & as you come out you will see merlion statue & a small fountain in front of it... click as many photos as you want... really no specific fun in going all the way up by buying a ticket,...if you already have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was a busy attraction! Lots of people walking around and taking photos. This Merlion is the biggest in Singapore, I fell really small nest to it. you can go to the top if you pay an entrance fee. A few places around to explore too. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

just go and see it ... Many turist take photos in this area, be patient if you want your own photo. One of main attractions of Sentosa, takes about 5 minutes to appreciate it (unless you go to the top, and end up in the statue's head). Carry on to the beach or two, another 10 or so minutes from... More 

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