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A walk around Merlion Park

A walk through the center of Singapore

Petr Liška
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A walk around Merlion Park
Inserted: 27.03.2024
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If you want to see both the modern and the historical center of Singapore, as well as the icon of the state – the Merlion, a lion with the body of a fish, take a walk to the Merlion Park. It has a special charm here, especially in the evening, when the temperatures are even more pleasant than during the day. You will thus see the local skyscrapers and historical buildings from the 19th century in one walk

Merlion

The start of this walk cannot be anywhere else than at the Merlion statue. The statue itself is less than 9 meters high and it is actually such a strange fountain. Thanks to the pier, you can really see the statue from all sides. However, the Merlion statue is not only found here, but in many other places in Singapore – this one is the most famous.

Merlion
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View to the north

Looking north, there are two more buildings of interest – the huge gold-illuminated „armadillo“ aka the Esplanade Concert Hall and in the distance the Millenia Tower skyscraper with a silver prism on the roof. It is 223 meters high (24th highest in the city). This whole district is called Marina Centre.

View to the north
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Marina Bay Sands

To the east, there is a beautiful view of one of Singapore's most sought-after attractions, the Marina Bay Sands hotel with its gigantic infinity pool. There are actually three towers. The information about the height varies – somewhere it says 194 meters, somewhere 207 meters. In the evening there is a beautiful laser show. In addition, the lighting of the building is constantly changing, so it is very effective.

Marina Bay Sands
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View of Downtown from The Esplanade

We cross the Jubilee Bridge and are at the next vantage point – The Esplanade. From here there is a beautiful view of Singapore's dow­ntown – on maps marked as Raffles Place (metro station). In the foreground you can see the beautiful historic building of the former post office, today the luxurious 5* Fullerton Hotel .


View of Downtown from The Esplanade
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Victoria Theater and Concert Hall

Now we will go to the historical part of Singapore. We drive up the highway and suddenly find ourselves in another world. We will meet beautifully lit historical buildings, but with a minimum of other tourists, opposite the waterfront. First we come across the Victoria Theater and Concert Hall

Victoria Theater and Concert Hall
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Tallest buildings in Singapore

From the adjacent park there is a view of the tallest skyscrapers in Singapore: One Raffles Place (280m), United Overseas Bank Plaza One (280m)

Tallest buildings in Singapore
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Old Supreme Court

Another interesting building is the original building of the Supreme Court.

Old Supreme Court
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The Fullerton Hotel

We continue along a pleasant path along the Singapore River. On the other side, the historic building The Fullerton Hotel shines in all its glory

The Fullerton Hotel
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Museum of Asian Civilizations

Another tip for museum lovers is the Asian Civilizations Museum, which can significantly extend this walk. But if you go on it during the day.

Museum of Asian Civilizations
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Raffles' Landing Site

Finally we come to the place where Sir Stamford Raffles is said to have landed here on January 28, 1819. It is mostly photographed in reverse with skyscrapers in the background.

Raffles' Landing Site
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View from Elgin Bridge

We end the walk at the Elgin Bridge, from where there is a beautiful view of the river and downtown. From there, you can easily continue to Chinatown, for example.

View from Elgin Bridge
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