Singaporeans and tourists alike will say goodbye to the largest Merlion statue in Singapore. Its last day of operation will be on October 20, 2019.
According to Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), the 37m-tall iconic statue will be demolished after Oct. 20, but the date of demolition has yet to be fixed, as construction plans have not been finalized.
It is the largest and tallest in Singapore, and the only one where visitors are allowed to interact and explore—visitors are able to enter the Merlion at its base and climb up 12 stories to overlook the lush greenery of the island from the statue’s mouth or its head.
Work to demolish the towering 37m Merlion statue, which sits at the heart of Sentosa, will begin by year-end when construction on the S$90mil (RM273.4mil) Sentosa Sensoryscape project will commence.
About the size of five-and-a-half football fields, or 30,000 sq m, the new two-tiered thoroughfare will connect the mainland-facing Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) with the beaches in the south, and replace the existing walkway.
Check out the masterplan for Sentosa-Brani here:
Words and Images from https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/sentosa-merlion-to-be-demolished-6-things-to-know-about-the-singapore-icon, https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2019/09/21/sentosa-merlion-to-be-demolished-to-make-way-for-new-development, https://mothership.sg/2019/09/sentosa-merlion-demolish-2019/, https://says.com/my/news/singapore-s-tallest-merlion-statue-to-demolished-to-make-way-for-sentosa-brani-linkway