10 Best Fountains In Singapore

fountains in singapore

Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia. From a British trading colony, it has evolved to a global financial center and it is now one of the richest city-states in the world. The country takes pride in its port, which is one of the busiest in the world. Singapore is known for its beautiful fountains, which were constructed to beautify the city. Today, these wonders have drawn tourists from all over the world. While fountains used to be a place where one can quench his thirst, they have become a major attraction. Here is a list of the best fountains in Singapore.

1. The Iron-cast Fountain

The Grand Old Lady of Singapore, Raffles Hotel
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The Iron-cast Fountain now proudly sits in the Palm Garden of the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It was built in Glasgow in the 19th century. Made of cast iron, the fountain is 6 meters (20 feet) high and was set up at Orchards Road Market to adorn the place and enhance its aesthetic value. Later, it was transferred to the entrance of the lawns of the Raffles Hotel. The massive Iron-Cast Fountain has added to the charm of the Palm Garden, which is now used as a venue for national and international conferences and meeting events.

Iron-cast Fountain

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673

Website: Iron-cast Fountain

Opening hours: 24 hrs

2. Tan Kim Seng Fountain

Tan Kim Seng Fountain
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The Tan Kim Seng Fountain was built in 1882 to honor a philanthropist of the same name, who donated a considerable amount for the construction of the first reservoir and waterworks in Singapore. This spectacular fountain is 7 meters (23 feet) high and it has three tiers adorned with the Greek goddesses holding objects to represent science, literature, and the arts. Although bearing Greek classic figures, the fountain was made in the Victorian style. The fountain underwent repairs and it later was transferred to the Esplanade Park. In 2010, it was declared a national monument.

Tan Kim Seng Fountain

Address: Esplanade Park, Connaught Dr, Singapore

Opening hours: 24 hrs

3. Merlion Fountain

Merlion Fountain
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The Merlion is one of the popular places of interest in Singapore. The fountain is in the form of a mythical figure, which is half fish and half lion. Water comes out from the mouth of the gigantic figure whose imposing presence adds beauty and wonder to the One Fullerton Merlion Park. The half fish and half lion figure represents prosperity and honor and looks back to the humble beginnings of Singapore as a fishing community that has now grown into one of the financial leaders of the world. Overlooking the famous Marina Bay Sands, tourists come to see the grandeur of the fountain and to take pictures.

Merlion Fountain

Address: Singapore

Opening hours: 24 hrs

4. Sentosa Musical Fountain

Sentosa Dancing Fountains
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The Sentosa Musical Fountain - Wings of Time, is the only permanent night show in the world held in the open sea. Using the latest technology, the show tells a modern storyline of courage. You will be amazed at the robotic water fountains, water jets, and pyrotechnics. Immerse yourself in all the effects and music that will take you to an incomparable adventure.

Sentosa Musical Fountain

Address: 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604

Website: Sentosa Musical Fountain

Opening hours: 7:40pm - 8:40pm (daily)

5. Stamford Raffles’ Statue and Fountain

Sir stamford raffles statue singapore
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The Stamford Raffles’ Statue and Fountain in front of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, was erected in honor of Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. The statue is enclosed within a crescent-shaped marble arcade of Doric design. The statue faces a pool lined with marble and fountain jets. The water from the fountain is crystal clear and it makes a frothy surface in the marble pool.

Stamford Raffles’ Statue and Fountain

Address: 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556

Website: Stamford Raffles’ Statue and Fountain

Opening hours: 24 hrs

6. Fullerton Fountain

Singapore - The Fullerton Hotel
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Marina Bay used to be the landing place of the forefathers of Singapore who arrived on water vessels. The Fullerton Fountain has become one of the tourist attractions in Marina Bay, which has become a source of freshwater in Singapore. At 6:45 every evening, a crowd comes to watch as the fountain lights up and entertains the audience with its dancing colors. The multi-colored display represents the mixture of culture from the various roots of Singapore.

Fullerton Fountain

Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326

Opening hours: 6:45pm (daily)

7. Fountain of Wealth

The Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City
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The Fountain of Wealth is one of the biggest fountains in the world. It is located at the largest shopping mall in Singapore, the Suntec City. Visitors can shop, dine in the best restaurants, and watch the fantastic light shows, listen to music, and watch live entertainment. The queue can be very long so people are let into the fountain in batches. One might have to wait for hours to see the show, which is always worth the long wait.

Fountain of Wealth

Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983

Website: Fountain of Wealth

Opening hours: 10am - 12, 2pm - 4pm, 6pm - 7:30pm (daily)

8. Gemmill Fountain

Gemmill's drinking fountain, National Museum of Singapore
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The Gemmill Fountain is the first public fountain in Singapore. It has a marble lion head and water spouting from its mouth. People consider it as a drinking facility rather than an adornment to the place. There is no record showing where it was first located. However, Gemmill Fountain was believed to be located at the Empress Palace between 1939 and 1947, and it was then transferred to Raffles Place. Today, it is displayed at the National Museum of Singapore.

Gemmill Fountain

Address: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897

Website: Gemmill Fountain

Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (daily)

9. Capitol Plaza Water Fountain

Singapore Capitol water fountain-1 (26564411488)
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The Capitol Building Water Fountain is located in the Capitol Building, formerly called the Shaws Building and the Namazie Mansions at the corner of Northbridge and Stamford Roads in downtown Singapore. Water comes out of the small spouts on the ground and shoots up. Some people call this water structure the dancing fountain.

Capitol Plaza Water Fountain

Address: 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906

Opening hours: 24 hrs

10. Vivocity outdoor water fountain

VivoCity 9, Nov 06
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Children love to play in this outdoor water fountain in Vivocity, one of the biggest shopping malls in Singapore. After a tiring day of shopping, parents can give their children a treat they will love and that is getting wet at the outdoor fountain, together with the other children. Water shoots up and cascades down, giving the children a cool bath. Parents can relax as they wait for their children to return from their adventure.

Vivocity outdoor water fountain

Address: 81 Telok Blangah Rd 098867 Singapore

Website: Vivocity outdoor water fountain

Opening hours: 24 hrs

Discover the wonderful fountains of Singapore

Fountains @ Cartier, Singapore
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Singapore is a famous tourist hub as people from other places come to admire its beauty and buy things from its famous shops. This city-state has not only wowed visitors with its towering buildings and excellent restaurants but also with its fountains. Some of these fountains have historic significance while others were made to attract more tourists to come and enjoy the laser and musical shows. Check our list of the best fountains in Singapore and include them in your itinerary during your visit.

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