Singapore’s Merlion Park is located next to One Fullerton in the Marina Bay area. It is a popular tourist attraction as the Merlion is an icon of Singapore. Let’s see how the park looks like in black and white!
The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. The Merlion is a trademarked symbol of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), approval must be received from STB before it can be used. The Merlion appears frequently on STB-approved souvenirs.
As the name implies, the Merlion Park’s main attraction is the 8.6-metre-tall original statue, one of the only five Merlions in Singapore recognized by the STB.
In Merlion Park itself, there are in fact two Merlions. Besides the original statue, there is a two-meter-tall cub statue standing behind the original statue. Unfortunately, when I was there taking these black-and-white shots, the smaller statue was boarded up for some renovation works.
Merlion Park is also popular with photographers as one can get a magnificent view of the sunrise (if the weather is right) with Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer in the background.
I was there (you guessed it) taking some sunrise photos with my friends as well. I prefer to go there in the morning as it is not so crowded and less noisy.
If you have a chance to visit Singapore, do try to go there in the morning. You might be surprised by what you might see there! :)