The Merlion is the most popular attraction on the whole island, and easily over the years becomes Singapore’s tourism icon
Built by local craftsman Lim Nang Seng, the Merlion was unveiled on September 15, 1972, by former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at the mouth of the Singapore River, to welcome all visitors to this country. In 2002, the Merlion was relocated 120 metres away from the original position to where it stands in Merlion Park today, in front of Fullerton Hotel and overlooking Marina Bay Sands.
This icon is a ‘must-see’ for tourists visiting Singapore, similar to other significant landmarks around the world. The Merlion Part is just a short walk from Raffles Place MRT Station and completely free to visit. At the park, you can find several cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and on-site toilets.