Merlion Park

Merlion Park
Merlion statue, Merlion Park, Singapore - 20110723.jpg
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.
Merlion Park is located in Singapore
Merlion Park
Location in Singapore
TypePark
Location1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
Coordinates1°17′12.6″N 103°51′16.3″E / 1.286833°N 103.854528°E / 1.286833; 103.854528Coordinates: 1°17′12.6″N 103°51′16.3″E / 1.286833°N 103.854528°E / 1.286833; 103.854528
Area2,500 square metres (0.25 ha)
Established25 April 2002 (2002-04-25)
StatusOpen
Public transit access EW14  NS26  Raffles Place

The Merlion Park is a Singaporean landmark and a major tourist attraction located in the Downtown Core district of Singapore, near its Central Business District (CBD).

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.