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Address: 30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore
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+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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Very Giant Merlion

It's very big and you can see it from the cable car so clear and once you come near from it you will really Recognising how big this Merlion with waterfall surrounding and nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's very big and you can see it from the cable car so clear and once you come near from it you will really Recognising how big this Merlion with waterfall surrounding and nice park near You will have nice photo we spend 20 minutes and we set near Merlion

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good spot to bring the young kids. Lots of interactive activities for them to do and great photo op of the biggest Merlion. Wait around for the light show, it's great!

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swindon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit crowded ( maybe because it's weekend)but very nice cable car ride..nice view..might be better if to stay there for few days rather than a day tour only.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

its copy of original merlion, a statue of lion with water coming out from its mouth situated in sentosa island, there is staircase which lead u to the head of the lion

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I took a trip to Sentosa and thought we must see this Merlion that we have heard about. It was ok, I guess, we learnt a lot about the history and beliefs of the Singaporeans and the view was ok. They take photos of you for you at the mouth of the merlion, photos that you can purchase... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The iconic Merlion is what represents singapore, if you are a tourist then it makes sense to pay a visit, a good tip is to get some perspective pics clicked with the Merlion , get innovative and creative here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sentosa we have visited Sentosa . Yes it's a perfect place for having fun with family friends and all . Joy rides , roller coasters, Jurrasic Parks and Egyptian theam parks . Transformers XD rides was the most memorable ride I ever went .. it gives you a awwwwsome joy and I can say .. I just reached the limit... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern amusement, garden, entertainment, eating area. Highly recommendable for those who would visit the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sentosa Island is a place you have to visit there is so much to do and see plus the massive merlion is amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

larger than I imagined. Spectacular to see at night when lit up. Visible from the path or water. Our boat tour took us right up to it. You can stand next to it on the walking path or take pictures from the other side of the river. Easily accessible. In the heart of the restaurant area. A must to see... More 

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