Merlion on Sentosa Island, Singapore

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    The Lion: Merlion

    by theguardianangel Written Dec 26, 2011

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    As mentioned in the Sentosa Island, to get to the Merlion, get off at the Imbiah Station.
    The ticket costs SGD10 if you go inside the Merlion’s body, but you don’t have to pay if you prefer just staying outside the boundary and if it’s okay with you to have your picture taken with the merlion as a background only… that's practically speaking, haha.
    Inside the merlion, there’s a short historical show. According to the story, the Merlion got its name from its form, having a half body of a mermaid and a lion.

    You can also have your picture in the merlion’s mouth taken by their official photographer. You can have your choice to buy the picture, we didn’t buy ours… well, I think it isn’t practical to pay for SGD25 (as far as I can remember this was the price…). You can also acquire freebies after the very short show and the tour. My friend and I got a merlion fan! There is also a souvenir shop on the ground floor. You can choose from keychains, merlion shaped cookies & chocolates, shirts, stuff toys, etc. there are a lot, and I really mean lots of stuffs that you can buy.

    But it’s a bit expensive… the cookies range from SGD85-120, that’s what I can remember since my friend bought 6 boxes of those!

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    Merlion Walk at Sentosa Island

    by Amar_kirale Written Mar 25, 2010

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    It a 37 meter high impressive Merlion statue. As you enter inside Merlion you travel through time to sea mysterious sea creatures and sea dragons. The animation show takes you back in time narrating story of Prince Sang Nila Utama of Srivijaya Empire from 11 Century A.D. As per tale when Prince Sang Nila Utama first landed on Singapore's shores, he sighted a mystical beast which he later learnt was a lion. He then decided to name the island "Singapura" {In Sanskrit Lion - Singa) and City - Pura}.

    There are two viewing galleries, mouth gallery and the top gallery. From the top gallery you get an amazing view of the Sentosa Island with Singapore city on one side and south sea on the other. You can sea cable cars carrying people to Sentosa Island from the mainland Singapore. It also gives you a view of the docks.

    Merlion Walk is a walkway made up of mosaic. Its beautiful design and fountains is something that kids love a lot. Always visit Merlion Walk at 4-5pm as post which you can proceed to Songs Of the Sea show which is next to Merlion Walk and starts in the evening.

    And don’t forget to grab a free gift from Mercubs……..

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    THE MERLION

    by DAO Updated May 3, 2009

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    The Merlion is a statue of a Lion with a fish’s body riding on a crest of waves. Singapore is know as the Lion City from a story in the "Malay Annals". In the 11th century Prince Sang Nila Utama of the Sri Vijaya Empire came across the small fisihing village of Temasek, a Javanese word for sea. As he landed on the shore he saw, the story goes, a Lion. The Prince immediately decided to rename the island "Singapura" which in Sanskrit means Lion (Singa) City (Pura).

    The Merlion was designed by Mr Fraser Brunner to combine the heritage of the old “Sea” village with the modern “Lion” city of today. It was designed in 1963 and was originally located at the mouth of the Singapore River, across from the Elizabeth Walk. It is the official emblem for the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB). The Merlion is 8.6 metres high and weighs 70 tonnes and was built from cement fondue by the Singapore craftsman, Mr Lim Nang Seng. The Merlion’s the skin is made from porcelain plates and its eyes from small red teacups.

    Don’t be surprised to see people visiting with umbrellas, even though the fountain only flows out into the harbour

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    How many Merlion statues are there in Singapore?

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 16, 2008

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    Not including the ones that you find in souvenier shops, there are five official Merlion statues to be found in Singapore.

    Two of them are located at Merlion Park which is very near to the promenade of the One Fullerton Hotel.

    A third Merlion is 37m high and overlooks Singapore from Sentosa island.

    The fourth Merlion is located at the headquarters of the Singapore Tourism Board at 1 Orchard Spring Lane.

    The fifth Merlion is located at Mount Faber.

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    The Merlion

    by limledi Updated Jan 26, 2007

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    Venture into the Merlion at Sentosa, Singapore's tallest icon at 37m high, and enjoy panoramic views of Sentosa and the surrounding islands. Discover the myths and legend of the Lion City in an animated film, then toss gold coins into the Mercubs' mouths to bring home a special Sentosa souvenir!
    Admission: S$8 Adult, S$5 child (3-12 yrs)
    Opening hours: 10am-8pm (last admission 7:30pm)

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    Half Lion , Half Fish

    by cokes Written Aug 11, 2006

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    Well this is the symbol of Singapore. The Merlion is situated opposite Esplanade which is located next to Marina Bay. Yep its half lion half fish. Its really a beautiful site , you can find a second Merlion located at Sentosa Island.

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    Sentosa Merlion

    by aussirose Written Jul 8, 2006

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    Sentosa Merlion

    Sentosa Island was lovely. Wished we could have spent more time here. Even though it was very hot and humid, there were plenty of trees and shade to make it enjoyable. We didn't bother with the transport and opted to walk. Well if you think the Merlion on the river in Singapore is big,....this one on Sentosa is bigger :o)

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    Sentosa Island Merlion

    by Jim_Eliason Updated May 7, 2006

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    On Sentosa Island they have a 37 meter high Merlion attraction. The main attraction of which is the views of the city from the top. This same Merlion plays a part in the magical fountain shows they have at night.

    I also received as a free surprise gift a key chain, that is the best key chain in the world and is better than any old Coaster set! (inside joke)

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    Sentosa - Merlion

    by imstress Updated Mar 30, 2005

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    Merlion @ Sentosa

    The biggest Merlion replica of Singapore’s most enduring symbol is to be found right here on Sentosa.

    The Merlion – half-lion, half-fish – is 37 metres high and has 320 scales sculpted from glass-reinforced concrete. At night the scales will glow in different colours.

    Take the lift to the top floor and be rewarded with a paranomic view of Sentosa and Singapore’s southern shores.

    From the Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck on level 9, you can even spot Singapore’s impressive skyline.

    Admission is S$8(A)/S$5(C)

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    SENTOSA - The Merlion and Merlion Walk

    by Umea6 Written Nov 19, 2003

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    The symbol of Singapore - lion's head and a mermaid's body. It is 37 m tall and the lift takes you to the strusture's mouth and top of the head to get a view of the whole city. There is also a story of how this creature became symbol of the island.
    Merlion Walk is behind the statue and is at its best at night. Everyone who was in Barcelona and has seen the Gaudi's Guell Park will see the resemblance as this walk was inspired by this artist.

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    Merlion Sentosa

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 6, 2006

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    The mythological Merlion on Sentosa Island is 37 metres high and from the top it offers fantastic 360deg views of Sentosa Island and also of Singapore City and Harbour across the strait.

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