The Merlion Park in Singapore is a popular tourist attraction and took its place among the famous landmarks of great cities of the world.
It is originally located at the Esplanade Bridge, about 20meters from its current location and was shifted in 2002. It is now adjacent to One Fullerton.
The Merlion, is Singapore’s tourism icon, is a creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish. The "Singa" or lion represents the animal that a Sumatran prince saw which resembled a lion, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore's history as "Temasek", the ancient sea town.
The statue was completed in 1972, and measures 8.6 metres (26 feet) high and weighs 40 tonnes!.
There are five Merlion statues of note in Singapore:
Visitors can take photos of the Merlion on its viewing deck. The viewing deck can hold up to 300 people. The area also comprises a promontory with terraced seating, as well as a boat landing point that allows visitors to disembark from river taxis.
Today, more than one million visitors come here to witness the awesomeness of the Merlion every year!.
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