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Sentosa Merlion to be demolished for new development

Sentosa Merlion to be demolished for new development
September 25, 2019

The Merlion that has been greeting visitors to Singapore’s Sentosa Island since 1995 is to be demolished to make way for a themed walkway that will link the resort island's north and south shores.

Work to demolish the 37 metre-high tall statue, the largest of the seven across Singapore, will begin by the year end, when construction on the $90 million Sentosa Sensoryscape project is expected to commence.

The new two-tiered linkway will connect the mainland-facing Resorts World Sentosa with the beaches in the south.

Other long-term plans to redevelop Sentosa and the adjacent Pulau Brani include separating them into five zones, each with its own distinct character.

There will be a special edition of the Merlion's video, light and sound show and other activities at Merlion Plaza before it closes on 20th October.

The Merlion is the national symbol of Singapore.

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