Merlion Park, Singapore

Merlion Park, is a Singapore landmark and major tourist attraction, located at One Fullerton, Singapore, near the Central Business District. You can’t go to Singapore & not visit the Merlion (Mermaid with lion head)specially its the face of Singapore Tourism globally.

If you are walking around Clark Quay and the Singapore river area you are just a few steps away from the Merlion. It is around the corner facing the harbour. It is nothing more than a statue at the end of the river but the views of the city and river from the observation platform are amazing. The statue itself is nothing spectacular but it is iconic as it is a symbol chosen for and represents Singapore. The Statue faces towards the River Bay and water is oozing out of its mouth.  The park gives you a great location to take many memorable & scenic photos, including the Merlion statue, stadium on the water, or the Marina Sands Bay Hotel.

Walking past all the skyscrapers and restaurants is fun as well as some of the buildings in the old colonial district. There are various restaurants and bars close by. You can also catch a glimpse of the Merlion if you are taking the river cruse from Clark Quay.

Its name combines “mer”, meaning the sea, and “lion”. The fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city” or “kota singa”.

 

 

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