Sentosa Merlion Plaza

March 30, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Sentosa Merlion Plaza
10 Beach View
Merlion Plaza
Sentosa


http://www.sentosa.com.sg/


Opening Hours:

Merlion Plaza: Daily 24 Hours

The Merlion Tower: Daily 10am - 8pm



Admission Fees (In SGD $):

Merlion Plaza: Free

The Merlion Tower:
Adult: $8
Child: $5



Estimated Visiting Duration:
1 - 2 Hours


List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
The Merlion Tower
Merlion Walk
Head Viewing Gallery
Mouth Viewing Gallery


List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
The Mystery Of Sea Monsters
Kingdom Of The Merfolk
Myth Of The Lake Monsters
Secret Origin Of The Merlion
Mercubs And Lucky Sand Dollar


List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
Merlion Plaza
Imbiah Station
Sentosa Signage
Merlion Cafe



The Myth Of The Merlion


(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Visited: Mar-2013


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The Merlion Plaza is the main area that immediately connects to Imbiah Station in Sentosa, and features several shops, the Sentosa Signage, and the pond with the largest natural Jadeite stone on the island. The star attraction here would be The Merlion Tower.

The Merlion Tower is a 37 m high statue, standing on a man-made hill that is 23 m above sea level. The half lion, half fish symbol of Singapore is approximately 11 stories high, and within it is a museum dedicated to exploring the myth behind the Merlion. Step within, and in quick succession, you'll pass by The Mystery Of Sea Monsters, Kingdom Of The Merfolk and Myth Of The Lake Monsters. All these are sculptures with acccompanying exposition boards.

The Secret Origin Of The Merlion is a 15 minute show that explains the myth of Sang Nila Utama and his discovery of Singapore. Then, head up to the Head Viewing Gallery and Mouth Viewing Gallery for clear views of Sentosa island, the city skyline, and the South of Singapore.

Walk around the waterfalls surrounding The Merlion Tower, and you encounter the Merlion Walk at the back. A 120 m long Antoni Gaudi inspired mosaic walkway, it has images of sea creatures and water spouts. The bell towers and curving stone pathway mark the end of the Merlion Walk.

If you're planning a visit to the Merlion Plaza, do note that while admission is free, access to The Merlion Tower costs SGD $8. Allocate between 1 to 2 hours for viewing, and only visit during clear / sunny weather, as the Head Viewing Gallery is closed during cloudy / bad weather.


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