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Sentosa Merlion

30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore
+65 6736 8672
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, 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, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I had a 1/2 day to explore Sentosa before my flight, so I wandered around checking out just about everything. I was kind of shocked that it would be $12 to go to the top of the merlion but didn't mind paying as I figured it'd at least be a good view. There's a miniature display of mythological beasts and... More 

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nice place for everybody experience on Sentosa Island. Same as other attraction. Weekend time are full and traffic.

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Pune, India
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18 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

a small and unattrative scupture. didnt like it at all. it may easily get unnoticed. you have lot of other attractions on sentosa, dont waste time searching for merloin.

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Knew of this attraction for quite some time already but only get to visit it in dec 2014 with my family. There is a short film with some mermaids display on the ground level before we depart to the top level using the lift. On the top, there is a head and mouth gallery where u can have a bird... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

didnt go in it, because of course not free of charge... you can walk around it, which is good. nice national icon.

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St.Petersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is sightseeing merlion. Quite high. Did nice photo inside and on the top. But ticket is too expensive for such attraction.

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Chalong, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I love sentosa so much to see and do . The kids love the Merlion which was across the road from our hotel . My children loved walking through the cave seeing the mermaids and loved the view from the top of the Merlion .

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Although it ain't much a fun climb the view from the mouth is picturesque.. You get a unique coin when you go in which you can cash in for a merlion fan while going out. You can watch an educational video about the Merlion icon when you go in. Worth spending time for this if you go to the sentosa... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Merlion is the national icon of Singapore. Known as the tiger city of Asia, Singapore which originally was part of Malaysia became a country by itself attracting workers from all over the region to be part of a robust economy. In Sentosa island is the biggest Merlion statue you can find. Several floors high the Merlion lords over the beautiful... More 

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Wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We would have all seen pictures of a Merlion but to actually be stood by the Sentosa Merlion was a dream come true. Its a great area for families with young children as there is so much for the kids to do in that area around the Merlion...

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