The Merlion, half-lion and half-fish, is the largest of iconic symbol of Singapore with a good view of mainland Singapore and the surrounding islands.

How much time you will need: About 30 min.

What we thought of it: An interesting folklore of Singapore brought to life.
Address & Contact Information
Addr: Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa

Tel: (65) 6736 8672
To See & To Do
Bazaars and Street Markets
Gardens, Parks and Nature Reserves
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G-MAX Reverse Bungy and GX-5 Xtreme Swing
Sentosa 4D Magix
Sentosa Cineblast
Sentosa Luge
Singapore Flyer
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Page created on 31 Jan 2008
Page last modified on 19 Aug 2011

The Merlion is a creature with a lion's head and a fish's body. It is the largest replica of the tourist icon, the original Merlion which is located at the Marina Bay. Built in 1996, it is 37m tall, which is about a 12-storey high building.
Enter the Merlion and hear the legend of how the Merlion and Singapore came to be through a short video - something that the young children enjoy.

Then, take the lift up to an equivalent of 10th storey and head for the Head Gallery where you'll be treated with a scenic view of the nearby islands and the Singapore skyline.
Also visit the Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck for the novelty of being "in the lion's mouth" and where you'll find a lovely view of downtown Singapore.

Tell Us what you think
Take time to take in the sights and take photographs from the top of the Merlion.

Things to Bring
A camera to capture the scenic views.

Opening Times
Opening times: 10 am to 8 pm daily (last entry at 7:30 pm).

Best time to go: Anytime. Won't be affected much by weather conditions - other than the Head Gallery which is unsheltered, the rest is sheltered.

Admission Fees
Admission fee to the Park is $8 per adult and $5 per child (3 to 12 years old).

Sentosa Island admission varies depending on your mode of entry:
On foot via Sentosa Boardwalk - $1 per person
By Sentosa Express from Vivocity - $3 per person (age 3 years and over)
By car or taxi - $2 to $7 per vehicle (regardless of number of passengers) depending on time and day
By Singapore Cable Car from HarbourFront Tower 2 - included in the ride

How to Get There
By Taxi - The fastest and easiest way to get there. Ask to taxi driver to let you alight at the Merlion at Sentosa.

By Cable Car - A delightful experience in itself! You can start at either Harbourfront Tower 2 or at Mount Faber. When you come out of the Cable Car Plaza on Sentosa, you will see the Merlion. Walk towards the Images of Singapore and take the escalator down from there.

By Sentosa Express - The Sentosa Express is on the 3rd storey of Vivocity. Alight at Imbiah Station. The Merlion is just a few steps away.

Attractions Around Sentosa
Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Sentosa
Sentosa 4D Magix Sentosa Cineblast
Sentosa Luge Sky Tower
Songs of the Sea Tanjong Beach
The Merlion Underwater World Singapore
Volvo Ocean Race
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