Singapore’s Incredible Water Fountains Deserve More Attention

Merlion park in Singapore
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Water fountains are amazing tourist attractions hiding in plain sight, but most people don’t give them much thought. It’s easy to get distracted by glitzy modern buildings, especially in a city as extravagant as Singapore, but its magnificent fountains still deserve a moment of your time.

The Merlion

The mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, known as Merlion, is the official mascot of Singapore and one of its most recognizable symbols. The city is even home to a water fountain shaped like this creature, which shoots water from its mouth and offers amazing views at the Marina Bay Sands.

Tan Kim Seng Fountain

Modern architecture is one of Singapore’s strongest suits, but fans of the classic style won’t be disappointed by this city either. If you want to see a fountain that will transport you back in the past, head to Esplanade Park: the home of Tan Kim Seng Fountain, which was built in 1882.

Fountain of Wealth

In addition to offering an amazing shopping experience, Singapore’s gigantic mall Suntec City is home to one of the city’s most impressive landmarks. The Fountain of Wealth is truly a sight to behold, and it was even named as the largest fountain in the world by the Guinness Book of Records!