The Merlion, a mythical creature that has the body of a fish and the head of lion, is Singapore’s most famous emblem. Every souvenir shop in the country has Merlion-inspired items — from key chains to shirts to food items like chocolates and biscuits.
There are 5 Merlion statues recognized by the Singapore Tourism Board, including the one standing in Sentosa Island.
While you can enjoy the 120-meter Merlion Walk for free, a closer Merlion encounter will cost S$8 for adults and S$5 for kids. You can take the elevator (which they refer to as ‘lift’) to go to the 9th floor and see the island through the Merlion’s Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck or to the 12th floor for an even better view.
So if you’re planning to visit Singapore, don’t forget to take your photo with this national icon.