Merlion Park is a famous Singapore landmark and a major tourist attraction. The Merlion is their national icon – a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Mer from Mermaid and Lion makes its name Merlion. Any tourists like us would include this on their itinerary. And for us, this is the first on our list.
Merlion Park is located at One Fullerton, near Singapore’s central business district. It is not directly outside any MTR stations. Going there needs a little research if you don’t want to waste your time by getting lost. We went there via MRT – the direction below is based on our experience.
How to Get There
By MRT: The closest MRT station is Raffles Place – Green Line. Go out to EXIT G in the direction of the United Overseas Bank Plaza. When you go out of the MRT station walk to the right going to the river. Once you are in front of the river, go left. Then, walk along the river in the direction of One Fullerton Hotel. If you walk next to the hotel cafe, you are in the right direction. When you reach the highway, look for the sign “Merlion” the arrow will lead you to go down the stairs of the bridge. From there you can see the Merlion statue.
By Bus: The closest bus stop is Fullerton Square. Take Bus No. 10, 100, and 75 to reach Merlion Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
The park is open and free to visit.
Merlion Park is a very popular place to take selfies; bring a camera, and be prepared for crowds. Also, you can take a picture of Marina Bay Sands from there.
The best time to visit Merlion Park is when the 15-minute light and water show is showcased. You can watch this show either at 8 pm or at 9 pm if you are visiting from Sunday to Thursday. If you visit on a Friday or Saturday, then you can also catch the show at 10 pm as well.
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