The Merlion in Merlion Park near the Singapore CBD is a well-known tourist icon of Singapore. The Merlion cub is visible at the bottom right.
|Location||1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213|
|Area||2,500 square metres (0.25 ha)|
|Established||25 April 2002|
|Public transit access||Raffles Place|
The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion's head and a fish’s body that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. Two Merlion statues are located at the park. The original Merlion structure measures 8.6 meters tall and spouts water from its mouth. It has subsequently been joined by a Merlion cub, which is located near the original statue and measures just 2 metres tall.