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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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This is worth visiting, albeit just for the view. Could be busy at times. There's a lot to do in and around the Merlion. Make sure you have enough time for all the attractions!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Sentosa island for a full day but felt one needs more time (at least 2 days) to fully enjoy the activities at leisure. There is a continuous free bus that takes people around since the area is quite big. We spent an hour at the merlion clicking pictures outside and at the top. A very nice view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is worth visiting, albeit just for the view. Could be busy at times. There's a lot to do in and around the Merlion. Make sure you have enough time for all the attractions!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place has almost nothing except good views from higher place and interesting video presentation, which about Singapore.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of the first attractions when we arrived. We got the 20 attraction pass, so we went up. I would have been disappointed if I'd paid the admission free, but I enjoyed it as a small part of my santona adventure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

coming back for the second time made me feel great as i am a lion myself enjoyed it to the max brought back old memories of my last visit

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Took a day pass to Sentosa island which included the Sentosa merlion. It has a small informative video followed by a souvenir and then you can climb the steps. It gives a good view of the sentosa island which you will like. The Merlion is really big and looks great but going inside and climbing to top is your individual... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is one of the major landmark attractions of Singapore. The park and area is worth spending a day and walking about. Lot of scenic places for photo op. The statue itself is large and depicts the spirit of Singapore.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Walked form the bus stop to see the Merlion and catch a few photographs. Avoided the queues to get into the feature by happily walking up the path to stand beneath the beast and take the shots. The statue is large and bold, capturing the spirit of Singapore well and guarding its continued prosperity. A worthwhile journey from the free... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If in Singapore, you definitely should drop by a few minutes to check this out..( and take a touristy photo of you like). Its just across sky scrapers and the bustling city and lots of tourist during peak season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice to see and worth the walk nice bit of the island. With some nice areas just to sit about. Quite impressive close up!

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