Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Merlion's 40th Birthday Makeover

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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Merlion's 40th Birthday Makeover
Photo credit: eatzybitzy.blogspot.sg
I have recently visited the Merlion last week during my family's visit here in Singapore. It's just sad that they weren't able to see the Merlion gushing out some water.

What's the reason with the closing of Merlion? Apparently in preparation to the Merlion's 40th birthday, it is currently undergoing two months of repair and cleaning. According to reports, the renovation will cover the removing of stains and filling out of the cracks. The waveform where it rests will be replaced as well.

The Merlion was built in 1972 and was conceptualized by vice-chancellor of the University of Singapore (now National University of Singapore) Kwan Sai Kheong. It stands 8.6 metres high and weighs 70 tons. It is made of cement with porcelain plate skin and small red tea cups as its eyes.



To those who are visiting the Merlion, you will see the Merlion to its full glory on September 15.

12 Responses to “Merlion's 40th Birthday Makeover”

Mei said...
March 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Merlion is one of the landmarks I wanted to visit and see someday. As of now I should just be satisfied with the pictures first hehe. A friend of mine even gave me a Merlion keychain hehe


Ane said...
March 29, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I have not seen the Merlion up close and personal, but I definitely will pay it a visit when I get a chance to visit my cousin who works in SG. :)


McMom-ents said...
March 29, 2013 at 12:17 AM

I've been to Kuala Lumpur but never gone to SG. I should have... Oh well. maybe someday I can finally meet Merlion.


jenn said...
March 29, 2013 at 5:33 AM

what an interesting landmarks to visit. when i get the chance to visit SG soon, ill definitely meet Merlion. :)


Chubskulit Rose said...
March 29, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Wow, the green color looks really good!


Dhemz said...
March 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM

that is really awesome...such a beautiful icon of SG...I wish to visit there someday...:)


~Ms. Joy mH~ said...
March 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM

So very cool! I think I have seen it on some shows on Singapore but I envy you, you always have the chance to explore Singapore at its best. But thanks for sharing it though because I felt that I'm there too!


Gven-Rose said...
March 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM

if given a chance to visit singapore, i will surely visit merlion f i am right it is one of the most visited landmark in singapore..


jheylo said...
March 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Aaawwww! sorry you missed that Merlion gushing out some water. Maybe next time you visit you'll be able to see it. It must be so nice to witness it huh?


melandria romero said...
March 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM

this is one is included in my travel wishlists, i hope i can get a chance to travel in singapore in the near future.


Jessica Cassidy said...
March 29, 2013 at 9:31 PM

that lion looks so spectacular and the light is so pretty :-) I bet it looks beautiful in person :-)


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