Sunday, March 1, 2009

Singapore Merlion Hit by Lightning

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Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2009

Singapore Merlion Hit by LightningThe historic landmark of Singapore, the Merlion was hit yesterday by a lightning at exactly 4:30 P.M. The said bolt chipped the Merlion's left ear and as you can see in the picture it also damaged the head of the Merlion.

According to the article of the Straits Times, about 20 to 30 people including tourists ran to shelter when the debris of the Merlion went flying.

No one got hurt. The installation of a lightning antenna can help solve the problem in the future.

The Merlion according to Wikipedia is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" in Sanskrit and Malay.

Photo courtesy of Straits Times.

16 Responses to “Singapore Merlion Hit by Lightning”

Sherry said...
March 1, 2009 at 5:55 PM

scary, lucky nobody is hurt.


Sherry said...
March 1, 2009 at 9:16 PM

tweet http://twitter.com/sherrygo/status/1265331317


Denis said...
March 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM

was there a photo of the exact moment it was hit?

geez, its quite a phenomenon


rosa said...
March 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM

good thing, wala naman nasaktan.


webbielady said...
March 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM

As usual, the 5th to digg this post leaving this comment, "Scary acts of nature..." as webbielady.

See here: http://digg.com/world_news/Singapore_Merlion_Hit_by_Lightning


Webbielady said...
March 4, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Twittered about this incident in here: http://twitter.com/webbieladycont/status/1278008805


Webbielady said...
March 4, 2009 at 6:30 PM

That was such a scary thing if I was there. Darn! Lighting is very dangerous and I have heard so many incidents of it hitting some things including humans... So dangerous. I am glad no lightnings here since I arrived.


webbielady said...
March 4, 2009 at 6:32 PM

By the way "mer" means "sea" in French or the same sounding word "mare" read "mah-re" means also "sea" in italian. That would explain the figure then... "sea lion" but there is a real sea lion creature right? But it looks different... ???


topen said...
March 5, 2009 at 9:38 AM

OMG, my pride merlion/....


pehpot said...
March 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM

good thing nobody is hurt..

Make or Break


Sherry said...
March 7, 2009 at 8:14 PM

a coconut tree near where I stay has been strike by lightning. Now the tree has no more leaf


Sherry said...
March 7, 2009 at 8:15 PM

forgot to say that if there is lightning I will be offline and turn off everything relate to electronics.


Rolly said...
March 15, 2009 at 3:58 AM

I wish I can visit Singapore soon.


Rolly said...
March 15, 2009 at 3:58 AM

so dangerous to be near to that scene.

dugg-ronel05, twitted-baconchezjoro and commented here 2x


Sherry said...
March 15, 2009 at 11:51 PM

@Rolly, I wish I can visit to Singapore too.


Sherry said...
March 15, 2009 at 11:52 PM

@Rolly, if there is thunder better stay away from the area. It is better to be safe :)


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