What other place would even think of making a bizarre hybrid of a lion and fish its international ambassador? The Merlion’s body represents Singapore’s humble roots as a fishing village. Its head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or “lion city” in Malay. Sounds good to us. Looks even better to the countless tourists who can’t resist the city’s most irresistible selfie backdrop. The best, water-spewing Merlion is located next to One Fullerton, overlooking Marina Bay.
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Admission is free