Half Fish, Half Lion -Merlion Statue Singapore

Pre-Travel Guide

[icon name=”home” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]Where to stay?

I suggest you use AirBnB if you are looking to rent for houses or apartments that are affordable/cheaper yet comfortable. I personally stayed at Travellers Loft at Jalan Besar. 

[icon name=”money” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]Where to best exhange currency?

The best rate you can find will be through your local bank or if you are from Cebu city I can suggest in Ayala Mall (Dropby forex exchange) or Raintree mall ( Alco Credit and Money exchange). (P.S. Do not exchange in the airport because the rate will have a big difference.)

[icon name=”address-card-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]Do I need visa to enter Singapore?

If you are a Philippines Passport Holder like me then you do not need too but be sure that your passport is valid for 1 month counting from the first day of your travel date. For more information check it here.

Half Fish, Half Lion -Merlion Statue Singapore

This statue can be found near Marina Bay. It can easily be seen by the naked eyes. This figure is a ‘must-see’ for tourists visiting Singapore, similar to other significant landmarks around the Singapore.

Its name combines “mer”, meaning the sea, and “lion”. The fish lower body part represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese. Merlion’s head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura – meaning “lion city” or “kota singa”. The Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes.

At first, I really thought that this statue’s name can be read as “MerLiyon” but I have figured it out when I saw the statue myself. I did also think that it is half mermaid and half lion.

I do not really understand why it spouts water from its mouth.

Merlion Statue Singapore

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Location: One Fullerton, Singapore

Merlion Statues 

Location of some Merlions in Singapore

  • Statue at Merlion Park.
  • The cub statue standing behind the original statue.
  • Merlion at Sentosa Island.
  • The poly-marble statue at Tourism Court (near Grange Road).
  • The poly-marble statue placed on Mount Faber’s Faber Point.