Merlion

Monument in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Back in the 1980s, someone at the tourism board created a myth about a half fish, half lion, and the gawking tourists helped seal its status as an iconic (nobody said it was pretty) Singapore sight. While visiting this S$165,000 concrete creature isn't in itself worth your time, the Marina Bay views make the trip worthwhile. Don't forget to jump on a boat cruise for a complete circuit of Singapore's changing waterways.

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