Catch the Sunrise at Merlion Park

Singapore Merlion Park

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Watch the sun crest the horizon over Singapore's Marina Bay with several of Singapore's iconic buildings serving as your foreground.

An iconic view within Singapore anchored by the infamous Merlion statue, the park is not to be missed when visiting. That opinion, however, is shared by basically everyone who visits this small country between the South China Sea and Indian Ocean. At basically any point in the day, this tiny park is packed with people….except sunrise.

With an eastward facing view over the water of Marina Bay and many of the notable Signapore landmarks in the foreground (Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Helix Bridge, & Singapore Flyer just to name a few), the area sets up perfectly for a sunrise. Depending on the time of year, it can crest over the horizon directly through the Singapore Flyer Ferris Wheel or between the Marina Bay Sands hotel columns.

Much of the central downtown area is within walking distance of the park. However, if you are not within walking distance, take the MRT to the Raffles Place subway stop. From here, you’ll walk north along the Collyer Quay & Fullerton Road for about 7-8 minutes until you reach the park. Aim to arrive 30 minutes before sunrise to find your ideal shooting location and to take in the early array of colors.

With the sun rising over Singapore and a virtually empty park in front of you, you'll agree that catching the sunrise at Merlion Park is not to be missed.

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Growing up in Singapore, going over to the park to watch the sunrise was one of our favorite things to do. Something special about seeing the sunrise over the Marina Bay Sands - definitely worth a try.

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Michael GabbertExplorer

Minnesotan living in Seattle. Email: mjgabbert@gmail.com

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