Merlion Park Reviews
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I took this tour on the first day I arrived. The bus was clean, the tour guide was knowledgeable, and there were several stops for photos - Chinatown, Little India, Merlion/Harbourfront, and Orchid Garden. It was a great way to get an introduction and orientation to the city.
Disappointed that Merlion was closed for restoration and we couldnt see it working. Otherwise rest of morning was lovely. Loved Singapore Flyer.
A wonderful tour starting with the Merlion and ending with a trip to Little India. We visited the Thian Hock Keng Temple, the gems factory and botanical gardens on the way. A truly insightful tour into Singapore.
We found the routes to be well thought out and informative. We saw the Botanical Gardens, little India, the Mosque, the Chinese quarter, Raffles, the Merlion, the Singapore Flyer, the malls on Orchard, and many other sites as well. Our only complaint was that we ended up stranded at the "hub station" for over an hour when both buses went to lunch at the same time. We lost an hour of touring time, something that could have been avoided if the driver's lunch times had been staggered.
Review by Lindy M, April 2013
Doing what: Singapore Night Sightseeing Tour with Gardens by the Bay, Bumboat Ride and Chinatown
The tour of the Garden by the Bay and Chinatown were awesome. The dinner included was perfect - sitting out on a patio was wonderful. The Bumboat Ride on the other hand was a total fiasco. The tour operators at the location we went to (near the Merlion) was so disorganized and had no communications with the boats what so ever. Very confusing. Not a perfect ending to what otherwise was a wonderful experience.
It was a good introduction for first-timers in Singapore. We went to the Botanic Gardens, Merlion Park, a Gem Factory and the Singapore Flyer. Choose the Singapore Flyer Option since it became the highlight of our day. It were in time for the Army Show. My husband enjoyed seeing the tanks and helicopters. The hotel pick-up was also a bonus.
Fasilitas, Guide and Driver Ok. agak kecewa Saya terlambat dijemput di Hotel sehingga Sy dan keluarga tidak bisa mengikuti Tour saat di Merlion.
The tour guide was fantastic, very informative. I felt rushes at some viewing spots yet by the time we reached the last destination, the Orchid Garden, we had plenty of time there. I would have preferred more time at the Merlion.
We enjoyed this very much. The Big Merlion was being repaired or something, because it was all covered up in scaffolding. A smaller version was on display.
The tour was pleasant. Only issue, we had a hard time hearing and understanding the tour guide. A suggestion...maybe add more time at the Merlion stop.
We enjoyed the tour, but the guide was a bit difficult to understand. Also, we were perplexed by the 2 Merlion statues, which were not adequately explained. There was confusion, because I thought that I had already purchased the optional Flyer tickets online but apparently had not. I did buy them at the site. The cultural commentary about where and how the working class and the wealthy live in Singapore was very interesting. It was helpful to get that kind of overview. In general, the tour stops that were made were worthwhile. It was a way to see a number of areas in a short time. I would recommend the tour with some reservations. The online form needs clarification regarding the Flyer option.
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This is a very good snapshot of Singapore city. If you don't have much time, you see a lot in a short time on this tour - you learn a lot of history and see temples, shopping areas, fantastic architecture, the wonderful National Orchid Garden, Marina Bay and the Merlion - the key things to see. This is very good, either for orientation when you first arrive - then you can decide what to go back to see with more time - or to see the highlights of Singapore if you don't have much time. I did the Singapore Flyer also, it's good. It is well worth doing this tour.
Trip was good although it rained (torrential) most of the afternoon. First stop to see the merlion - luckily we had seen it in the morning so when we got off the bus and it started pouring we headed back to the bus. Twenty minutes later about 30 folk appeared their clothes drenched and soaked to the skin! Next off to a factory showing jewellery, pictures etc - was ok. Next stop was the Temple which we walked round in 10 minutes - nice to see. Then on to the Orchard gardens, stunning flowers wish we had stayed longer than 25 minutes there, we rushed round it.
Then those doing the Singapore flyer where given tickets for that. Worth doing - greata views.
It was a really rainy day unfortunately, so we couldn't stop at the Merlion and we couldn't see as much as we wanted to. Of course, this was out of our control, but it did put a damper on the tour. The guide Philip was very nice and knowledgeable. It is a good trip for a half day trip.
The city tour was good. We got to know the multi racial culture of Singapore. Travel was comfortable. The guide was so so. He promised to give us the story of the Merlion, but forgot ! It is a pity that the real merlion is all covered up and made into a hotel room for the Bienneal year.The Orchid garden should not be missed by anyone.