Symbol of Singapore
(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.
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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