History and Origins

the merlion
The Merlion

The Merlion was designed as an emblem for the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 1964. The designer was Mr Fraser Brunner, a member of the souvenir committee and a curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium.

The Merlion has a lion head and a fish body resting on a crest of waves. The lion head symbolises the legend of the rediscovery of Singapura, as recorded in the "Malay Annals". In ancient times, Singapore was known as Temasek, a Javanese word for sea.

Underwater World

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Underwater World

The main attraction is DUGONG, sea cow that entertains visitors with its acrobatic movements. You may observe them through a series of interactive, feeding and training sessions specially designed to demonstrate their natural abilities of tail-walking synchronization.

Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles

Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles, Singapore
Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles

The statue of Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles, cast in dark bronze by Thomas Woolner stands in front of Victoria Theatre. Its replica, made of pure white polymarble stands at North Boat Quay

Sentosa

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Sentosa Island

Beach lovers can enjoy exciting games and sea sports along the 3.2-km of beautiful, sandy beaches of Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong.

Night Safari

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Night Safari

This is the world's premier night zoo. The twilight holds many surprises ... and more so at Night Safari, where you can look a rhinocerous in the eye or hear the howls of a pack of striped hyenas. There are over 1,200 animals of over 110 exotic species to watch out for.

Changi Chapel and Museum

Changi Chapel and Museum
Changi Chapel and Museum

In honouring the spirit and commitment of those who rose from the depths of adversity, the Museum inspires future generations to come and deepen their appreciation of the heroic and . . .

East Coast Park

East Coast Park, Singapore
East Coast Park

East Coast Park, located off the East Coast Parkway, is a favourite play area for Singaporeans, either at the beach or on its landscaped vistas and terrains where cycling is much enjoyed.