Merlion Park

Posted on May 6, 2019
LocationDowntown Core

All about...

Merlion Park in Singapore

Getting there, what to see

The Merlion, a unique Singaporean icon, consists of a lion’s head with the body of a fish. The lion came about as the name “Singapore” is derived from the Malay word “Singapura” for “lion city” . When Prince Sang Nila Utama first set foot on Singapore back in 11AD, it is rumoured that he saw a lion, hence naming this island Singapura. The fish’s body represents a time even before Sang Nila Utama, when this island was known as “Temasek”, or “sea” in Javanese.

While not the only Merlion structure in Singapore, the Merlion at the Merlion Park makes for an impressive sight, with the Marina Bay spread out in front. From the 2500 sq metre park, there is a viewing deck where the Esplanade and the Fullerton can be seen. The view of the Merlion against the city skyline will delight many photographers as well.

An estimated 1 million visitors flock to the Merlion Park annually to photograph this famous Singaporean icon. Who knows? You might be the next to visit!


How to get to Merlion Park

MRT Train, Taxi

Alight at Raffles Place MRT and walk along the riverfront.


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Drive yourself to the Merlion Park

Why not hire a car while you’re in Singapore and visit Merlion Park in your own time. Roads are easy to follow and great to drive on. Hire cars are modern. Tourists can drive using a valid foreign licence and an International Driving Permit (IDP), issued in your home country. If you come from one of the Asian Nations you can drive in Singapore without an international permit.

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Map of Merlion Park


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