The Merlion Statue, 8.6 m high and weighing 40 tons, is one of Singapore's national icon.
As an emblem, it was designed by Fraser Brunner for the Singapore Tourism Board. Later, the vice-chancellor of the University of Singapore, Kwan Sai Kheong conceptualised the Merlion Statue which was thereafter constructed by Lim Nang Seng, a local craftsman. Since 15 September 1972, the Merlion statue and its cub had stood guard at the Mouth of the Singapore River at the Merlion Park. Exactly 30 years later, it was officially relaunched at its new home, the Merlion Pier, just off of One Fullerton.
This statue is the original. A larger replica resides on Sentosa Island, standing at 37m, is the tallest, and was built in 1996 by an Australian artist, James Martin.
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