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Merlion Statue

The Merlion Statue is a sculpture in Singapore that depicts the mystical beast that has the head of lion and a body of a fish. The merlion is the national symbol of Singapore, as the fish body is a nod to the country’s fishing past and the lion head comes from the original name of the city that translates to “Lion City.” The Merlion Statue was situated at the mouth of the Singapore River, but had to be relocated after a new bridge obstructed the view. Now it is the centrepiece of Merlion Park at the front of Marina Bay.

  • Admire the original Merlion Statue that stands more than eight metres high and is flanked by a smaller merlion cub statue at the centre of Merlion Park in Singapore.
  • Read the poem by Edwin Thumboo, a famous and celebrated poet in Singapore, that adorns the Merlion Statue and tells the story of the mythical beast and its importance in traditional myth.
  • Take a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Marina Bay and you will be afforded amazing views of the Merlion Statue as well as the rest of the central business district of Singapore.

The Merlion Statue is located at the heart of the central business district of Singapore, so it is not hard to reach using the efficient network of public transportation. The best way to get there is to use the Singapore MRT and get off at the Raffles Place station. After exiting, just follow the signs for the Fullerton Hotel, where the Merlion Statue is located. This area of the city is perfect for exploring on foot, as there are plenty of pedestrian-only paths that go along the bay, offering spectacular views, especially at night.

Hotels near Merlion Statue

182 hotels near Merlion Statue

1 Big Hotel Singapore

4 stars
3.6 / 5 74 reviews

200 Middle Road Map

Big Hotel Singapore invites travellers to cosy accommodations set near entertainment and shopping venues in the bustling Lion City. Holidaymakers at this value-for-money hotel hop aboard cable cars... More

2 Marina Bay Sands

5 stars
4.4 / 5 154 reviews

10 Bayfront Avenue Map

With iconic architecture, enviable location and top-notch accommodations, Marina Bay Sands Singapore Hotel is a local landmark that makes for an ideal urban retreat while in Singapore. This... More

3 Park Hotel Clarke Quay Singapore

4 stars
4.4 / 5 57 reviews

No 1 Unity Street Map

Park Hotel Clarke Quay Singapore is a chic tropical haven that offers a blend of colonial architecture and modern comforts near the banks of Singapore River in Clark Quay. While in Singapore,... More

4 Adler Hostel Singapore

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

259 South Bridge Rd Map

Adler Hostel Singapore invites travellers to value-for-money accommodations set close to transport options and top-rated attractions in the vibrant Lion City. Holidaymakers at this downtown... More

5 Carlton Hotel Singapore

4 stars
4.3 / 5 109 reviews

76 Bras Basah Road Map

Carlton Hotel Singapore provides a stylish base for travellers going to Singapore for a business trip or vacation. After visiting National Museum of Singapore and shopping along Orchard Road,... More

6 Furama City Centre Singapore

4 stars
3.8 / 5 61 reviews

60 Eu Tong Sen Street Map

Set in the heart of vibrant Chinatown amidst corporate hubs, recreation destinations and must-see sites, Furama City Centre Singapore makes for a convenient base for business travellers in Lion... More

7 Backpackers' Inn Chinatown Singapore

2 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

27 Mosque Street Map

Modest and budget-friendly, Backpackers Inn Chinatown makes for a suitable base for travellers while in bustling Singapore. This hostel places visitors within convenient distance of the shopping... More

8 5Footway Inn Project Ann Siang Singapore

2 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

267 South Bridge Road Map

Located minutes away from Project Chinatown 1 and Project Chinatown 2, Project Ann Siang located near Ann Siang Hill, which is famous for its preserved shophouses and pubs. The hostel is located... More

9 Marina Mandarin Singapore

5 stars
4.6 / 5 150 reviews

6 Raffles Boulevard Map

Enjoying a convenient location in the heart of the city, Marina Mandarin Singapore offers views of Marina Bay and the financial district. Famous landmarks of the city include Esplanade Concert... More

10 Fairmont Singapore

5 stars
4.5 / 5 53 reviews

80 Bras Basah Road Map

Discerning business and leisure travellers looking for deluxe accommodations conveniently set in the heart of Lion City book a stay at Fairmont Hotel Singapore. The luxury hotel places visitors... More