20 Attractions to Explore Near Merlion
The iconic landmark of Singapore, with a breathtaking view of Singapore skyline and marina. The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body of a fish that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.
One of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry.
A performing arts centre located in Downtown Core near the mouth of the Singapore River. Named after the nearby Esplanade Park, it consists of a concert hall which seats about 1,600 and a theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts.
World's first ArtScience museum. ArtScience Museum features 21 gallery spaces equating to 50,000 square feet (6,000 square meters) which will display exhibits from combined art/science, media/technology, as well as design/architecture motifs. The museum mainly hosts touring exhibitions curated by other museums.
Giant observation wheel with 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers. The Flyer has an overall height of 165 metres (541 ft) and was the world's tallest Ferris wheel until the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller opened on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning over 250 acres of reclaimed land in the central region of Singapore. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden.
A Buddhist temple and museum complex built to house the tooth relic of the Buddha. It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from which it gains its name was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. The relic can be viewed by the public on the 4th floor of the temple.
Named after Sultan Hussain Shah of Johor. The original mosque here was constructed here between 1824 to 1826 which was then replaced by the larger current mosque in 1924. The mosque has stayed essentially unchanged since it was built, with only repairs carried out to the main hall in 1968 and an annex added in 1993.
Dam in Singapore built at the confluence of five rivers, across the Marina Channel between Marina East and Marina South. It was officially opened on 31 October 2008 as Singapore's fifteenth reservoir, providing water storage, flood control and recreation.
Explore the Maritime Silk Route of the past through 15 galleries. The main attraction is "The Jewel of Muscat", an accurate reproduction of the Arab dhow ship from Belitung shipwreck, which was found off the coast of Belitung Island, Indonesia, in 1998.
It contains a total of 45,000,000 liters of water for more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species. The aquarium comprises 10 zones with 49 habitats. The centerpiece of the aquarium is the Open Ocean tank with more than 18,000,000 liters of water and 50,000 animals.
Featuring 28 rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones, Universal Studios has been marketed by Universal Parks & Resorts as a "one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia" and promised that the park would be the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years begining 2009.