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  Landmarks

Singapore's official symbol, 8.6 meters tall and weighing 70 tons, spouts water daily on the south bank of the mouth of the Singapore river. (The statue previously resided further down the river, but was moved in 2002 after the opening of the Esplanade Bridge.) Designed by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board in 1964, many a commentator has pondered on the inherent contradictions of a creature that is half-cat, half-fish. Any time of night or day, a steady stream of tourists troops up to see the mythical beast, and a purpose-built pier lets you take pictures with the Merlion and the CBD in the background. When paying your respects, don't miss the bite-sized Mini-Merlion (officially the 'Merlion cub'), a mere two meters tall, just 28m away towards the bridge.

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 Nearest Transit: Raffles Place (Line: North South Line & East West Line)

Merlion and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium(1.6 km)
The largest oceanarium in the world.

Sands SkyPark

Sands SkyPark(0.7 km)
Singapore's single most dramatic landmark, the SkyPark defies gravity, perched 55 stories above the ground like a surfboard on top of the three hotel towers.

Singapore City Gallery

Singapore City Gallery(1.3 km)
3-storey visitor gallery with large scaled models of the entire country (ground floor) as well as the city centre (incredibly life-like), which provide good orientation of the country for first-timers.

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Thian Hock Keng Temple(1 km)
The oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore, dating back to 1821, although the structure was thoroughly refurbished in 2000.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Chinatown Heritage Centre(1.2 km)
An excellent museum chronicling how Chinatown came to be and the privation suffered by early migrants.

Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage(2 km)
Provides an educational look at the inner workings of a reservoir and the move towards environmental sustainability.

1-Altitude Viewing Gallery

1-Altitude Viewing Gallery(0.4 km)
Viewing gallery opened in 2010 at the rooftop of OUB Centre offers an unparalleled 360-degree view of Singapore from the highest point in the city-state at 282 metres.

Battle Box

Battle Box(1.3 km)
The former HQ of the British army during World War 2, now turned into an air-conditioned museum complete with animatronic figures retelling the events of the days before surrender.

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