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The Merlion

The Merlion is mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish.  This sculpture was designed for the Singapore Tourist Board in the 1960s.  The original Merlion statue was sculpted by Lim Nang Seng.  It is 8.6 metres high, and weighs 70 tonnes.  It was installed near the mouth of the Singapore River on 15 September 1972.  In 2002, it was relocated to the Merlion Park, nearer to mouth of the Singapore River.  There is an even larger Merlion statue on the resort island of Sentosa.


Written by victorkoo

7 January, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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