Timings : 24 hours
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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The picturesque Merlion Park, located near One Fullerton in the CBD (Central Business District) area, is an iconic Singapore sight, housing two Merlion statues. Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish and is considered an icon of the Lion City.
Spouting water from the mouth, the larger of the two statues measure 8.6 metres, which was later joined by a Merlion cub, measuring 2 metres and located near the main Merlion. While visiting the concrete structure isn't in itself worth the time, the Marina Bay views make the trip worthwhile.
The 70-tonne concrete statue was first unveiled in 1972 and became one of the must-visit tourist spots of Singapore. The original Merlion statue and the cub is one of the seven approved Merlion sculptures in the metropolitan. The best time to enjoy this half-lion, half-fish structure is either early in the morning or late at night when the crowd is less and view from across the Marina Bay is breathtaking.
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