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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

186 hotels near Merlion Statue

1 Park Hotel Clarke Quay Singapore

4 stars
4.4 / 5 55 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

2 Big Hotel Singapore

4 stars
3.5 / 5 66 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

3 Furama City Centre Singapore

4 stars
3.9 / 5 53 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

4 Marina Bay Sands

5 stars
4.4 / 5 140 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

5 InterContinental SINGAPORE

5 stars
4.6 / 5 11 reviews

80 Middle Road Map

Featuring luxurious spaces highlighted by Peranakan artistry and top-notch amenities, InterContinental Hotel Singapore makes for as an ideal haven in the heart of bustling Singapore. Tourists take... More

6 Carlton Hotel Singapore

4 stars
4.3 / 5 102 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

7 Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

5 stars
4.4 / 5 59 reviews

20 Merchant Road Map

Set in an enviable Singapore location, Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Singapore creates an ideal starting point for travellers visiting this part of the Malay Peninsula. Aside from attending events... More

8 ibis Singapore on Bencoolen

3 stars
4.3 / 5 145 reviews

170 Bencoolen Street Map

With tasteful accommodations and strategic location, Ibis Singapore On Bencoolen Hotel makes for a suitable starting point for exploring vibrant Singapore. This value-for-money hotel places... More

9 5Footway Inn Project Boat Quay Singapore

1 star
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

76 Boat Quay Map

Offering comfortable accommodations in a central location, 5Footway Inn Project Boat Quay Singapore makes for a suitable base for travellers looking to explore bustling Singapore. This budget inn... More

10 Park Regis Singapore

4 stars
4.1 / 5 21 reviews

23 Merchant Road Map

Park Regis Singapore is a stylish business and leisure base set close to the commercial, entertainment and cultural hubs in Singapore. This centrally located hotel places tourists near well-known... More