Merlion Park is a famous Singapore landmark and a major tourist attraction, located near One Fullerton, Singapore, near the Central Business District (CBD). 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. The fish’s body of the Merlion represents Singapore’s humble beginnings as a small fishing village at the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula. The Lion’s head is obtained from the country’s original name, Singapura, which means Lion City in Malay.
The Merlion Park is situated at 1 Fullerton near the waterfront at Marina Bay. This is just a walk-able distance from Raffles Place MRT Station, and this way is where you can find other popular attractions of Singapore. Merlion Park, which is completely free to visit, includes several cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and onsite restrooms.
Visit the Merlion Park early enough in the morning or late at night to avoid the crowds, and enjoy the particularly pleasant view across the Marina Bay. This is a must visit place if you are in Singapore for some memorable pictures