Sentosa Merlion

Learn about the origins of the legendary Merlion, the mythical symbol of Singapore

What does it take to guard the prosperity of Singapore? A 37 metre-tall mythical creature to be precise. The legendary Merlion is a half lion half fish guardian of prosperity which personifies Singapore’s history as a port city. The lion depicts the folklore of Prince Sang Nila Utama’s rediscovery of lion (singa) and City (pura) while the fish tail symbolises ancient fishing village of Temasek, meaning “sea” in Javanese. Today, the majestic Merlion is a Singapore icon attracting visitors from all around the world.

Legend has it that the Merlion would visit Sentosa Island every year to guard Singapore’s well-being. One dark night, the island was threatened by a violent storm and the Merlion fought the thundering skies with its magical powers and preserved the land. This mighty legend remained permanently on the Island through the years to protect Singapore by watching over the ever changing skyline of the Central Business District area and harbour, as well as the country’s economic growth through numerous financial crises. If you think you’ve seen and heard it all, there’s more to the legend inside. Who knows, you could be in luck to uncover more than just curious tales upon making a grand entrance into the larger-than-life icon.


Voucher Type
Present Voucher At Attraction's Ticket Office
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

10am - 8pm daily (last entry 7.30pm)

What You Get

Admission to Sentosa Merlion 

Adult Age 13 - 59 years old 
Child  Age 4 -12 years old
Senior  Ages 60 and above

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions: 
  • Valid 90 days from date of purchase
  • Free admission for child below 3 years old
  • Please present your voucher at any of the Sentosa Ticketing Counters to collect your admission ticket. 
  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • ·         No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • ·         There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • ·         In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered cancellation and no refund will be given


Explore the 37 metre Merlion situated in Sentosa as the largest and tallest statue in Singapore. Learn about the origins of the legendary creature and enjoy panaromic views of Sentosa and Singapore's southern shores from the observatory. 

How to Get There

By Sentosa Express  Alight at Imbiah Station.
By Public Bus  :  Board Bus 123 and alight at Merlion Plaza.
By Intra-Island Bus  :  Board Sentosa Bus B and alight at Merlion Plaza
By Cable Car 

Board the cable car from HarbourFront Tower 2 or Mount Faber Station
and alight at Imbiah Sentosa Cable Car Station. 



Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 13 -59
Age 4 - 12
Age 60 and above