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

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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Lion of the Singapore...closer to the sea

The view is more panoramic in the night as compared to the day time. The flowing water followed by the garden is a great view to watch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay, so it's not on the 'must do' list, it can be very crowded, it may take quite some time to wait, it's not value for money, the staff are inattentive; however, if you're with someone and you want that particular photo in the mouth of the Merlion, you watch and time your approach to enter, go up as part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tons of fun at the end of a long business trip to 4 countries. We loved the Trick Eye Museum and the SEA Seaworld...Great day out!!

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Angeles City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

SENTOSA MERLION personifies Singapore's history as a port city. The Sentosa Merlion is the biggest of the four Merlion statues. Be awed and delighted as you take pictures while looking up and admiring the spectacular views and surroundings!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been around for many years, this is considered a 'must see' at the Sentosa island given its symbolic nature. One could limb through the structure to its 'head' to get a neat view of the Singapore city and rest of the Sentosa island.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I call it the mother of Merlion, hehe .. This location you will certainly visit while you are on the island of Sentosa, do not forget to take a photo with the background of this giant Merlion.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is more panoramic in the night as compared to the day time. The flowing water followed by the garden is a great view to watch.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Merlion in merlion park is the number one land mark in Singapore located in the business district in the western part of Singapore near Raffles hotel and it's convinient access is also through One Fullerton as well. It is free to visit day or night 24/7. At night there is a laser light show at Marina Bay Sands which is... More 

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SentosaOfficial, Owner at Sentosa Merlion, responded to this review

Hi Asif R, Thank you for your review. The Sentosa Merlion is located at the crest of Sentosa and is more than four times larger than the Merlion at the Esplanade Park. Let curiosity lead you into a grand experience when you enter the Sentosa Merlion! Sincerely, Sentosa, The State of Fun More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a day excursion in Singapore, Sentosa Island is a perfect place. With so many activities around, you won't realize how time passed by.A cable car ride to the island followed by so many activities such as visit in the museum where they shared history of Singapore, Images of Singpore, Merlion, Luge and Sky ride, 8 D movie, Waterworld, Butterfly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering the Merlion, there is a short video about the Merlion. You can also get a souvenir Prosperity Coin by inserting a card that you receive at the entrance into one of the statues. Afterwards, we took the elevator up the inside of the Merlion for a view of Sentosa. The view would have been very good but it... More 

Thank Bill C
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I almost didn't go to Sentosa Merlion but we were very glad we did because it was far better than we expected. We didn't pay to do a tour or anything but we happily wandered around in the early evening and the lights were magical and the Merlion looks very impressive when it's lit up in many... More 

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