TRIP The official mascot of Singapore is also one the city-state’s top attractions. No trip to Singapore is complete without taking a selfie with the water-spouting Merlion statue that keeps watch over Marina Bay.

TAP The Merlion is the national icon of the Southeast Asian city-state, appearing on everything from the Singaporean dollar coin to a wide variety of different souvenirs. The Merlion is not only a must see, but a great place to start exploring other popular attractions around Marina Bay.

Although not the only, or biggest, Merlion statue in Singapore, this version of the Singaporean mascot is arguably the most famous. Due to its picturesque location, it offers visitors the best opportunity to capture that perfect souvenir photo to remember your time in Singapore.

GO A visit to the Merlion is free and is open 24/7. The best way to reach the Merlion is via Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. Raffles Place Station is the closest MRT station, but the Merlion is easily accessible from anywhere along Marina Bay.

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