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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.

Nearby Attractions

Asian Civilisations Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum0.36 KMs away from Merlion

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.

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

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.

National Gallery Singapore
National Gallery Singapore0.48 KMs away from Merlion

Art museum located in the Downtown Core of Singapore.It oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.

ArtScience Museum
ArtScience Museum0.53 KMs away from Merlion

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.

Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands0.66 KMs away from Merlion

A breathtaking skyscraper with a viewing deck and infinity pool on its top.

G-Max Reverse Bungy
G-Max Reverse Bungy0.96 KMs away from Merlion

An adrenaline-filled ride in the heart of Singapore.

Thian Hock Keng Temple
Thian Hock Keng Temple1.00 KMs away from Merlion

Thian Hock Keng means "Palace of Heavenly Happiness". It is a temple built for the worship of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess. It is the oldest and most important temple of the Hokkien people in the country.

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer1.00 KMs away from Merlion

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.

Flower Dome
Flower Dome1.16 KMs away from Merlion

Largest air-conditioned glass greenhouse in the world, offering themed gardens with many exotic plants.

Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay1.17 KMs away from Merlion

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.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple1.26 KMs away from Merlion

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.

National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore1.28 KMs away from Merlion

Oldest museum in Singapore focusing on exhibits related to the history of Singapore.

Masjid Sultan
Masjid Sultan1.79 KMs away from Merlion

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.

Malay Heritage Centre
Malay Heritage Centre1.88 KMs away from Merlion

Showcases the culture, heritage and history of Malay Singaporeans. The centre preserves and showcases Malay culture and heritage in Singapore through historic artefacts, multimedia and diorama displays, and exhibits.

Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage1.98 KMs away from Merlion

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.

Maritime Experiential Museum
Maritime Experiential Museum4.94 KMs away from Merlion

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.

S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A. Aquarium4.94 KMs away from Merlion

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.

Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore4.99 KMs away from Merlion

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.

SkyVille @ Dawson
SkyVille @ Dawson5.01 KMs away from Merlion

Ungated residential property open to the public. It has an open rooftop with amazing views.

Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens5.24 KMs away from Merlion

161-year-old tropical garden honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Orchid Garden, within the main gardens, houses the largest orchid collection of 1,200 species and 2,000 hybrids.