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Merlion Park

Merlion Park
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments, City Parks & Gardens
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Local Culture, Photography, Architecture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Merlion Park

Symbol of Singapore

Family Time

Fullerton Rd
(near mouth of Singapore River)


This 2,500 square-meter park is home Singapore's most famous statue--The Merlion. It is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and body of a fish, and has become the national symbol for Singapore because it represents both Singapore's roots as a fishing village and the city's original name, Singapura, which means "lion city" in Sanskrit and Malay. The 8.6-meter tall statue sits in the park overlooking Marina Bay, giving visitors a great site for a photograph. Also located in the park are a viewing deck that can hold up to 300 people, a river taxi landing dock, and a promontory that offers beautiful views of the bay and city skyline.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hours
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Best Time to Visit: Morning or evening.
Why Best: There's not much shade at Merlion Park, and even less cool grass (it's essentially a paved area). Visit during the morning, evening or night for the coolest weather and nocturnal city lights.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Adult
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Raffles Place MRT Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Subway Walking
Notes: Merlion Park is a quick stroll from Raffles Place MRT station.
Parking Availability: No

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