The Merlion celebrates its 50th birthday with nightly light-ups, exclusive merchandise

The light show will be held every night till Sep 28 from 6pm to 12am.

Sherlyn Sim

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Published: 19 September 2022, 7:10 PM

The Merlion will be lit up every night from now until Sep 28 in a special light show to commemorate the Merlion’s 50th birthday.

The landmark statue will continue to be lit between 6pm to 12am throughout the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022. 

The Fullerton Hotel, located near Merlion Park, will join in the Merlion’s golden jubilee by lighting up its façade with warm golden lighting from Sep 1 to 30, 7pm to 11pm daily.

Exclusive Merlion merchandise will be available from brands like Edupod, Mer-Lion Games Studio, and Prima Taste, to name a few.

The limited edition products will mainly be sold through the brands’ distribution channels, with some retailing at Design Orchard from Sep 1 to Oct 4.


Fossa’s merlion-themed chocolate will have customisable flavours. PHOTO CREDIT: FOSSA CHOCOLATE


Additionally, Marina Bay Sands will be offering limited edition Merlion-themed drinks. 

One such drink is Merli’s Golden Jubilee from Black Tap, available from Sep 1 to 30. It features sweet treats like rainbow marshmallow twists, blue and white cotton candy, and an icing cookie with the Merlion’s 50th anniversary logo. 

Members of the public can also learn how to bake their own icing cookies at RedMan Baking Studio’s Merli Royal Icing Cookies Class.


Black Tap’s Merli’s Golden Jubilee CrazyShake will cost $24++. PHOTO CREDIT: BLACK TAP SINGAPORE


Those who enjoy a more active experience can opt to find all six official Merlions using either the Singapore Travel Guide app or the Pulse by Prudential app. 

The Merli-Go-Round x Merlion 50th edition game tasks users to find all six official Merlion statues and perform a check-in at every location. Once all tasks are complete, they can redeem a limited edition Merli Wrist Rest Plushie (while stocks last). 

On the Pulse by Prudential app, users can locate the six official Merlion statues in Singapore as part of a series of fitness challenges. 

There are also celebrations happening away from home during this time. 

Singapore Tourism Board’s Japan office is creating an original Dorayaki (Japanese red bean jam-filled pancake) that will feature the Merlion 50 logo, Merli and the “Passion Made Possible” logo which will be given to its partners.

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