Where can you find the Merlion?
Meet the myth
Half-fish and half-lion, the iconic Merlion resides at the Merlion Park waterfront. The Merlion, which merges the symbol of a fish and a lion, is an unmissable Singapore icon.
Where are the 7 Merlions in Singapore?
The 37-metre-tall gigantic replica – with Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck on the ninth storey, another viewing gallery on its head and Sentosa Merlion Shop – at Sentosa Island. The three-metre-tall glazed polymarble statue at Tourism Court (near Grange Road) completed in 1995. The three-metre mini statue at Mount Faber.
How many Merlion are there in Singapore?
There are seven authorised Merlion statues in Singapore,3 the most well-known being an 8-metre-tall statue designed by Kwan Sai Kheong and sculpted by Lim Nang Seng. First unveiled on 15 September 1972,5 this statue is now located at the new Merlion Park, adjacent to One Fullerton at the Marina Bay waterfront.
What station is Merlion Park?
The Merlion Park Jetty station is the nearest one to Merlion Park in Singapore.
How do you get to Merlion Park Singapore?
To get to Merlion Park, catch the MRT to Raffles Place station on the East West Line. Take the exit towards the United Overseas Bank Plaza and from the middle of the plaza, you’ll see the Fullerton Hotel. Merlion Park is behind the hotel.
How would you describe the Merlion in Singapore?
The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. Two Merlion statues are located at the park. The original Merlion structure measures 8.6 meters tall and spouts water from its mouth.
Is Merlion male or female?
You can quickly tell whether a Merlion is male or female. The female Merlions spray water, and the males do not. A colorful Merlion found at Sentosa and the Merlion Cub at Merlion Park. You can have fun finding other versions of the Merlion throughout Singapore’s local neighborhoods.
Why are they removing the Merlion?
The iconic Sentosa Merlion of Singapore is now going to be demolished, as per reports. The shocking step to demolish the Merlion statue on Sentosa is being taken in order to make way for the construction of a pedestrian bridge that is going to cost S$90 million.
What legend is the Merlion inspired by?
It has been said that the Merlion reflects the legend of Sang Nila Utama, a Malay prince that sailed across the seas before discovering a fishing island called Temasek (which mean “fish town” in Javanese).
Where is the biggest Merlion in Singapore?
Built in 1995
Over Imbiah Station on Sentosa looms the tallest Merlion in Singapore – it’s 37 metres high.
Why was Merlion built in Singapore?
The Merlion was first used in Singapore as the logo for the tourism board. Its name combines “mer”, meaning the sea, and “lion”. The fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese.
Who is Lim Nang Seng?
Mr Lim Nang Seng, a local sculptor, was commissioned by the then Singapore Tourist Promotion Board to construct the Merlion statue. It used to stand at the mouth of the Singapore River but has been relocated to its present site, adjacent to One Fullerton.