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The Merlion in Merlion Park near the Singapore CBD is a well-known tourist icon of Singapore. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa".
Standing tall at 8.6 metres high and weighs as heavy as 70 tonnes, it was designed since 1964. The Singapore Merlion is made of cement fondue, its skin from porcelain plates and eyes from small red teacups.
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At night, lights flank the 8.6m tall Merlion statute which spouts water into the mouth of the Singapore River. Stroll along the adjacent One Fullerton, lined with restaurants and bars while taking in the sea breeze.
Merlion is back from renovation! Hope my friends come back and visit me again in so that i can show this to them.
The Beautiful Merlion made by late Singapore Sculptor, Mr Lim Nang Seng.
Beautiful fireworks during the countdown for 2013!