Seeing this sculpture of a water-jet merlion, we remember that Singapore was suddenly aroused. Eleven years ago, in the spring, we traveled to Malaysia, Singapore. At that time, we did not spend much time in Singapore. It left an impression like the Merlion sculpture in front of us and the water curtain film on Sentosa Island. Here we can see more fully the modern architecture of the coastal Art Center built near the sea. The huge dome building looks like the shape of durian, which is particularly striking here. As the smallest Park in Singapore, this famous Fish-Tailed lion statue is situated on the Bank of the estuary of the Singapore River. The body of the lion-head fish standing on the top of the waves is the symbol and symbol of Singapore. It is said that the origin of the Merlion is that a prince of ancient Sumatra once saw a spiritual animal in the area, much like a lion, so he named the island Lion City, and the merlion's tail shape represents that Singapore used to be a fishing port. We stayed in this place for a long time. With water as the theme, modern architecture as the foil and tourist crowds as the new trend, people can see the charm of Singapore as a tourist city. The Fish-Tailed lion sculpture sprays a continuous water column, forming a perfect combination of static and dynamic shape, and the surrounding open-air hydrophilic bleachers, allowing tourists from all over the world to take pictures of the Fish-Tailed lion and the city landscape behind it. There are many tourists sitting on the steps connecting the Merlion sculpture and the bleachers. We also have a short rest here. Wait till night comes and the lights blossom, and the surrounding high-rise buildings and the Merlion sculptures shine or dress up in the light, echoing each other brilliantly. At night, with the decorative effect of lighting, the Merlion sculpture creates a visual effect standing above the blue wave. At the moment, the Golden Sand Hotel in Binhai Bay, the Ferris Wheel and the double helix bridge connecting the two places are also beautifully decorated and deduced by lights. The final goal of our tour today is to see this modern bridge. Walking along the watery platform of Binhai Bay, the steps of the platform are scattered with tourists from many countries. They view the beautiful night scenery of skyscrapers in the modern metropolis from different angles. There are more tourists in the nearby food center stalls to taste delicious food, ready to eat and drink enough, then slowly enjoy Singapore's beautiful city nightlife. There are many more local people running and exercising on the track near the coastal bay. Rich people always pay attention to exercising because they understand that health is more important than wealth.
The Fish-Tailed lion, a symbol of the Singapore Tourism Bureau, first appeared in 1964. The fish-body statue of the Fish-Tailed lion on the top of the waves soon became a symbol of Singapore. Every year, tourists from all over the world visit Merlion Park in Singapore to take pictures with Merlion. The design inspiration of the Merlion statue comes from the record of Malay Chronicle. In the 14th century AD, an Indonesian prince in a huge harbor encountered a storm boat drifting to this point. As soon as he landed, he saw a magical beast and his entourage told him that it was a lion. So he named the island Lion City. As for the fish tail sculpture of the statue, swimming between the waves represents not only the characteristics of Singapore from a fishing port to a commercial port, but also the ancestors of our hard-working ancestors who came to the south to survive. Fishtail Lion Park Fishtail Lion and Little Fishtail Lion originally stand beside the coastal bridge Fishtail Lion Park, is a very popular tourist attraction. On September 15, 1972, the former Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, opened the ribbon-cutting ceremony for him. Today's Merlion statue has been relocated to 120 places away from its original site, adjacent to Fulton 1. The statue of a merlion, 8.6 meters high and weighing 70 tons, was made of concrete by the late famous Singapore sculptor, Mr. Lin Langxin. Another small Fish-Tailed lion statue, 2 meters high and 3 tons heavy, is also Mr. Lin's work. The body is made of concrete, covered with ceramic scales, and the eyes are small red teacups. According to this record, Mr. Fraser Brunner designed the statue of the Merlion. The lion's head symbolizes the lion, while the fish's tail symbolizes the ancient city of Temasek. The theme of the Merlion is water, with lighting effect, creating a vivid and spectacular visual effect of the Merlion floating on the blue wave. The open space around can be used for various outdoor performances. The steps connecting the Merlion and the bleachers not only allow visitors to get close to the water, but also allow them to sit on the terraces. The stand can accommodate 300 people. Standing in the stands, visitors can take a picture with the Merlion from the front against the background of the outline of the financial center buildings in the urban areas such as Fulton Hotel and the silhouette of the seaside park. The small Merlion sits in a unique pool 28 meters behind the merlion. It also echoes the Merlion and sprays water from its mouth.
Easily accessible at the southern part of Singapore CBD and north of Marina Bay, and a 5 minute stroll from 'Raffles Place' MRT station. Often crowded in the day and evenings with tourists and locals, though lesser during Covid19 period. There are several cafes and restaurants at Merlion Park, thought the cheaper options are just a stroll away towards the MRT stations and other nearby attractions.No admission fees, though there is option of paying for a Singapore River ferry tour that includes a stop in front of Merlion statue.Best experienced during sunrise or sunset period. For evening visits, optional to stay to see the Marina Bay Sands light show opposite (2-3 shows a night, usually at 8pm and 9pm+, depending on day and season).*note that Marina Bay Sands light show is currently suspended during Singapore circuit breaker semi-lockdown.
Merlion is a fictitious fish body and lion head animal. It is a famous water-jet sculpture in the center of Singapore. It is the landmark of Singapore and has been used until 1997. Designed by Brenner, curator of Van Cliff Aquarium in 1964, Singapore Tourism Bureau registered Merlion as its trademark in 1966, and commissioned renowned sculptor Lin Lang to remold it in 1971. The sculpture is now located in Merlion Park in Singapore. The design of the lion's head was inspired by the "Malay Chronicle" record that in the 14th century, a prince named Saint Nile Udama from the "Kingdom of Three Buddhas" arrived in Singapore on his way to Malacca. As soon as he landed, he saw a magical beast and his attendants told him that it was a lion. He named the island "Singapore", which means "Lion City" in Sanskrit, and the fish tail symbolizes how beautiful it was to sail across the ocean. Although the Merlion Park is small, it is crowded with tourists who want to take pictures with the Merlion. It looks like the water coming from the drinking fish. It is very interesting. The night scenery is very beautiful. There is also a light water dance show in the evening. The night scenery in Singapore is well-known.
The Merlion is a landmark building in Singapore. You must go to the scenic spots. It's the smallest park. It is said that Singapore means "Lion City" in Sanskrit, and the fish tail symbolizes the beauty of crossing the sea that year. When summer goes, it's very sunny. Locals say that the water from lions symbolizes wealth, so many people take photos orally or hand in hand. Opposite the Merlion is the famous Golden Sand Hotel. Singapore deserves to be a garden city. It's really clean and orderly. Locals are polite and civilized. I think the greatest feeling of going to Singapore is their civilized etiquette and clean and tidy environment. This is something we should learn from. To say that the beautiful scenery is not as good as our motherland's rivers and mountains, Singapore is mostly a cultural landscape. The local government is very strict in dealing with uncivilized acts, such as spitting everywhere, littering and so on. There is also a strong punishment for thieves, so the security situation in Singapore is very good. I suggest you feel it.
Travel is like this, the weather and various reasons will be many unsatisfactory, if everything is perfect, it is too unreal, right or wrong. There are many high-end restaurants beside the Merlion Park. You can see a beautiful meal in the opposite Jinshawan Bay. Western food, daily food, bars, whatever you want to eat, how expensive you want to eat. Singapore is the most representative symbol, but there are more than one Merlion tail in Lion City. On weekend nights, tourists are knitting, and they like to talk about the tourists'soap. The steps connecting the Merlion and the grandstand not only allow visitors to get close to the water, but also allow visitors to sit on the terrace.
Merlion Park is a famous landmark in Singapore. There are so many tourists every day that it is almost impossible to photograph a person without a background. If you don't believe it, you can try. Interesting. Close to the Merlion are other famous sights in Singapore. They have a great sense of design: Ferris Wheel, Coastal Bay Sands Hotel, and Singapore Coastal Art Center (which looks like a big durian from a distance). The night scenery here is beautiful, like a bright pearl.
Fishtail Lion Park is one of Singapore's iconic must-see attractions. There are many tourists in day travel agencies, and free guests in the afternoon and evening. It is said that in a thunderstorm 10 years ago, the Merlion was also struck by lightning and suffered head injuries. What you see now is the repaired one. It is also a beautiful place to watch the light show of Jinsha Hotel in Merlion Park in the evening.
On March 14, 2018, the Merlion will be visited even if it is not a standard tourist. Singapore is no more prosperous than Shanghai, but gardens are certainly better. The air is fresh and the city is clean. The big lion keeps spitting water. The lively tourists also look for angles and use dislocation to make the lion spit water into his mouth. By the way, there's a little lion in the park. Don't miss it.
The scenery here is very good, but the food is too expensive. Pure water is 17.5 RMB per bottle, 70 RMB per bottle. It's better not to eat here. It's a good choice to take a boat instead of walking and have a rest while watching the scenery. The boat is beside the fish body and the lion. It's very convenient.