A hybrid of a lion-mermaid statue, a 37-meter version situated just by the side of Singapore River is amongst the major attractions here. It lights up during the night and on occasions such as New Year’s Eve, fireworks are lit up around it. You can also go to the mouth of the Merlion where there is a deck which opens up to a brilliant view of the harbor.
And just 2 km away from the city, MountFaber, which is a hotspot for tourists as it gives you a clear view from the height of 344 ft. Go on a ride on the cable car from Sentosa to reach. Faber and enjoy a good weekend around the secondary rainforest on the small Bukit Timah Hill. The Taoist temple of Da Bogong and the Muslim Shrine at KeramatKusu on KusuIsland are also two places which are frequently visited by tourists and devotees.
On KusuIsland, you can visit Da Bogong Temple which is a small temple dedicated to Taoism and the God of Merchants. Devotees come to this island during the months of October and November for the Kusu Fest where they pray for prosperity. Also, there is a Muslim shrine of KeramatKusu on a very small hill. Dedicated to the saint Syed Abdul Rehman from 19th century, the shrine is a place where childless couples visit and pray for children.