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Singapore's Giant Merlion Statue is About to be Demolished

You have until October 20 to see it one last time.
Singapore's Giant Merlion Statue is About to be Demolished
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You have until October 20 to see it one last time.

If you've ever been to Singapore, then you know that Sentosa is just one of those tourist attractions you need to visit at least once. One of the most iconic structures at the island resort is the giant Merlion statue—the iconic spot where all those who travel to The Lion City go to get a snap, to post on their Instagram. It was designed by an Australian sculptor named James Martin and cost $8 million to build in 1995. While there are several Merlion statues peppered all over Singapore, Sentosa is home to the tallest one, standing tall at 37 meters or 121 ft.

This means that the one right by Fullerton Hotel is still there.

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If you're wondering why we have to say goodbye, it's because Sentosa is getting a little makeover: Singapore will be building a themed linkway connecting the north and south shores of the island. And the entire project is estimated to cost around $90 million. The Sentosa Merlion will officially stop operations on October 20, 2019.

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So we just suggest hopping on to the next flight to Singapore so you can have one last look at this beauty.

Source: Straits Times

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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