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Sentosa Merlion

30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore
+65 6736 8672
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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... more » 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. « less
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Holon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A statue - 37 Meters high of the symנol of Singapore, you can go inside and up to the terrace, there you have a great view of Sentosa Park .

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Tehran Iran
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the island was beautiful it self but it also has so manyyyy attractions which we onyl had the time to visit its Universal studio. it was a great place my husband and i we had a great time there. all the plays were free but if you didn't want to stay in the queue you should buy the ticket because... More

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Bangalore, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Can visit and go up to the mouth and the head of the merlion for great views. Nicely built and must be visited in sentosa island

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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a brilliant and imposing creation. The surrounding gardens and mosaic water features were just inspiring - sat quietly soaking up the atmosphere for over an hour here - so enjoyable.

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Bali, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's, like, $20 to climb some stars and get a small view of the park. It would be great if it were free.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A visit to Singapore will not be complete without this. I decided to walk on my own that Sunday so I went alone there and was amazed with the view of the place. Since I'm alone I don't have someone to take my picture. What's great about this trip of mine is the people around. They offered to take pictures... More

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Shimoga, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

its beautiful to look at from outside,nothing much inside,they play the story of mirlion,and take us up in lift to the top to see the view of the island.

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Yaounde, Cameroon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Pleeeeaaaaaaassssseeee...live it and enjoy it..no comment is good enough to testify how wonderful it is. but beware of the expenses...

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Gladstone Qld
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our family went up the Merlion and enjoyed the uninterrupted views from the top and the mouth of the Merlion. The video about the Merlion was interesting in that it explains its origins. Everyone receives a momento of their visit in the form of a medallion which has an interesting way of receiving it. G Quite a gimmick and kids... More

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Even though the original one at Marina bay is more attractive, this recent addition at Sentosa is also very good and huge

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