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All About The Iconic And Mesmerizing Merlion Park

Asia’s most visited destination, Singapore has an unending charm attached to it. The city with its pleasant tropical climate is an year round destination frequented by travelers. And why not? It has some amazing tourist attractions to visit like its iconic Merlion Park which flaunts the famous Singapore lion head. The aesthetically sculpted Merlion statue is the prime attraction of this Singapore park. Read ahead to discover all that is in store for you!

basic info

Merlion Park Location: Singapore
Merlion Park Timings: Opens 24 hours daily
Merlion Park Entry Fee: Free
Merlion Park Ticket: None

There is no Merlion Park MRT but getting to this iconic attraction is an easy breezy task as there is rapid transit available.
By Road: The nearest bus station is Fullerton Sq
By Rail: The nearest MRT station is Raffles Place

Here are the must do things when visiting the Merlion Park:

1. Take a stroll at the Park

Take a stroll at the Merlion Park

The Merlion Park is a major Singapore attraction overlooking the Marina Bay. It has two iconic statues of the famous Merlion which is a beautiful mythical structure with a head of a lion and the body of a fish. The lion spouts water from its mouth which makes for a great picture. It is a great spot to catch glimpses of the city.

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2. Watch the Light and Water Show at Marina Bay

Watch the Light and Water Show at Marina Bay

One can enjoy the astounding light and water show that takes place every night at the Marina Sands Bay. Some people might refer to this evening show as the Merlion Park Light Show. The lasers light up Marina in a truly spectacular way and leaves the onlookers mesmerised.
Merlion Park Light Show Timings:

  • Sunday to Thursday ( 8 PM & 9 PM)
  • Friday & Saturday (8 PM, 9 PM, & 10 PM)

3. Visit Gardens by the Bay

garden by the bay

Gardens by the Bay is a beautiful nature park in Singapore right adjacent to the Marina reservoir. It is a beautiful blend of nature with technology. The must visit attractions here are the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. One can easily cover Merlion Park and this attraction in Singapore, in a single day trip. Merlion Park to Gardens by the Bay is a 20 minute leisurely walk and totally worth one’s time.

4. Eat at the 1919 Waterboat House

Eat at the 1919 Waterboat House

Set along the Singapore river, 1919 Waterboat House is a beautiful restaurant with a romantic ambience. It is one of the best amidst the Merlion Park restaurants. Enjoy the authentic European flavours alongside amazing views of the river and the dazzling city of Singapore at the rooftop bar here. The place flaunts of some tantalizing French classics with an elegant seafood menu. Enjoy the chic cocktails and panoramic views of the Merlion Park from its rooftop.

Location: 3 Fullerton Road The Fullerton Waterboat House
Google rating: 4.5/5 | TripAdvisor rating: 4/5
Website | TripAdvisor reviews

Booking your trip to Singapore? Do not miss out on clicking a picture with the iconic Merlion statue at the Merlion Park!

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