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“Great View and Brief knowledge on History of Singapore”
Review of Sentosa Merlion

Sentosa Merlion
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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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“Great View and Brief knowledge on History of Singapore”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Merlion the mythical sea-lion statue is located next to casino and it is worth to visit. We were able to catch a fantastic panoranic view of Sentosa island from the top of the Merlion. The educational part was the best. Get to know the history of ancient Singaporea bit.

Visited December 2012
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“Can give a Miss”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Not worth going inside.. Can check it out from outside.. It looks much better at night with lights on...

Visited November 2012
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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“Great View”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Paid a minimal fee to climb the Merlion. First we had an informative video clip of the history of Singapore and how the Merlion came about. Was very interesting, however the air conditioning was very cold. Once at the top, had a great view of various sites over Sentosa Island.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good view of Sentosa”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's basically a viewing tower. You take an elevator up, collect a token and walk through a small exhibits on the legend of the Merlion and then there's a stairs that led you up to the view pod. good view at the top.

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Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines
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“Nice view”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

For SGD8 you will have the chance to know the myth behind merlion, half lion and half mermaid. See the view of sentosa island and the nearby places in its head and mouth by taking lift at level 10. This is a nice attraction and nice spot for those who love views and pictures.

Visited November 2012
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