Merlion Park – The Iconic Symbol of Singapore

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Singapore is a city that is filled with superstructure buildings that seem to reach the clouds. What’s more, there are loads of things to see and do in the big city of Singapore. One of the ‘must visits’ is none other than the Merlion Park in the midst of the impressive buildings.

The Merlion

Singapore’s Merlion has a deep meaning to its appearance. The fish tail of the icon symbolizes the city’s beginnings as a fishing village that used to be known as Temasek (which means ‘sea town’). The lion’s head denotes the original name of the city which is ‘Singapura’, this translates to ‘lion city’. Today, one can marvel at the magnificent structure of the Merlion that happens to be 8.6 meters tall weighing 70 tons.

Merlion Park Singapore | Image Credit - Uwe Aranas, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons
Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas or alternatively © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, Singapore Merlion-at-Marina-Bay-01CC BY-SA 3.0

Snap away

The Merlion Park is located opposite the Marina Bay and the Esplanade Theatre. There is a small jetty constructed a few meters away from the statue creating the perfect spot for some creative pictures. Make your best pose with the water sprouting Merlion and continue to capture the memories of your travel to Singapore! Keep snapping!

File:Rear view of the Merlion statue at Merlion Park, Singapore, with Marina Bay Sands in the distance - 20140307.jpg
fad3away., Rear view of the Merlion statue at Merlion Park, Singapore, with Marina Bay Sands in the distance – 20140307CC BY 2.0

The marvellous Marina Bay

Soak in the stunning view of the Marina Bay from the park. The skyscrapers that rim the skyline of the bay
sparkle in the sunlight during the day. Even by night, the bay is an absolute vision, especially the view of the lit-up city that shines and twinkles with colourful lights. The Merlion too glows brightly in the evening atmosphere.

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Leonid iaitskyi., Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, at night – 20140608CC BY-SA 3.0

Cruise across the bay

Cruise across the Marina Bay from Merlion park in a restored bumboat. The gently rocking boat will take you passing more landmarks such as the Boat Quay and Clarke Quay that rim the riverside of Singapore. Most of all enjoy the picturesque scene of the metropolitan splendor of the wondrous city! The park located a few minutes away Ascott the Residence, make a beeline here and make many Singapore memories!

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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