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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, 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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Majestic guardian

While visiting Sentosa, we visited Merlion, the Singaporean icon with a head of a lion and body of a fish. We have seen other Merlions in Singapore, of course, but hadn’t realized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Salatiga, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting Sentosa, we visited Merlion, the Singaporean icon with a head of a lion and body of a fish. We have seen other Merlions in Singapore, of course, but hadn’t realized that there was one on Sentosa as well – 37 meters tall at that. It is a very pleasant walk from the aquarium or casino to Sentosa Merlion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've expected just beautiful views of this tower, but it turned out to be more than that. There are few interesting myths and stories about this fantastic creature and the foundation of Singapore waiting for you near the enter. These stories are provided with help of different pictures, sculptures and films. Atmosphere here is very pleasant. You can also have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Personally i didn't feel amused as I was by the one in Singapore ( In front of fullerton hotel) But yet a good place to go if you want to go inside a merlion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sentosa is a nice place to explore and you will enjoy every bit of time spent here. Camera is a must as all the places near this attraction are worth visitng.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sentosa Merlion is a place to visite for a whole day , there is so much to see , don't forget your camera ... Merlion ( the national status of Singapore ) is really a visit , you can see Singapore from the best view..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We should definitely go to the top of the merlion to have a view of the whole of singapore. entry is chargeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Your trip will probably not be completed without seeing the Merlion Family. And this one was the Papa Merlion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When at Sentosa do not leave without visiting the Merlion. You can go right up to the top of the statue. Additionally for your entrance ticket you get a free souvenir. In our case it was a beautiful bimetal coin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have been to other theme parks like the dinesy world or warner bros then sentosa wont excite you much. If you have time then go for it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took fun day pass ( any 5 out of 20 in a day) and one of the attractions we chose was this. The views are nice but then there are several other ways to do so too. would recommend it if you have a leisure day at sentosa sans the resorts world attractions.

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