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Sentosa Merlion

Sentosa Merlion Tours and Tickets

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Part fish, part lion, this cement statue amid the tourist attractions of Sentosa Island is both an homage to mythical sea creatures and a proud national icon. At 121 feet (37m) tall, it’s the largest of five official merlion statues scattered around Singapore, and, for a fee, visitors can walk inside.

The cave-like interior winds past murals of snake-like mermaids, demonic eels and things that look like a cross between the Loch Ness monster and a plesiosaur, to a film room where a cartoon on loop attempts to explain the significance and origins of the merlion. It’s said that when Malay King Sri Tri Buana landed on the shores of the fishing village that would later become Singapore, he saw a terrifying beast. This later gave the area its name: ‘Singapore’ comes from the Sanskrit words ‘singa,’ meaning lion and ‘pura,’ meaning city. Though the king likely did not see a terrifying sea monster (or, arguably, a lion), the merging of lion and fish created a unique and conveniently symbolic symbol of Singapore’s fierce growth from its humble fishing origins. Beyond the video there are two scenic gallery stops: A photo op in the mouth of the merlion looking out across Sentosa Island and roof deck atop its head offering panoramic city views. There’s a gift shop on the way out selling merlion t-shirts, cookies and more.

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Daily 10am-8pm
30 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa Island , Singapore
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Discover parts of the Singapore archipelago that most first-time visitors miss during a kayak tour that reveals the lesser-known Southern Islands. Ideal for outdoor adventurers, this tour guarantees personalized attention from your guide by limiting group numbers to four, and comes with the opportunity to fish for snappers and mackerel.
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What are Sentosa Merlion hours of operation?
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Sentosa Merlion hours of operation: Daily 10am-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Sentosa Merlion tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sentosa Merlion can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Sentosa Merlion 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sentosa Merlion costs USD 124.12. Guided Sentosa Merlion tours start around USD 124.12 per person.
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