The Iconic Merlion Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Come learn all about Singapore’s mythical mascot and follow its inspirational journey over the years.

T his year, the iconic Merlion celebrates its 40th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, it has been carefully restored and now reopens to the public with a spectacular show, sure to touch the hearts of all who see it.

“A Father’s Love, A Country’s Inspiration”

Recreating the Merlion’s early days, this emotive art installation captures the construction of Singapore’s very first Merlion statue and provides a glimpse into the life of its sculptor Mr. Lim Nang Seng who was known for his untiring dedication to his craft.

Visitors can also pen their birthday wishes for the Merlion on ‘scales’ and help to complete the sculpture.

The Merlion Art Installation is located in front of Ngee Ann City from 8 to 30 September 2012 and is open daily from 10:30am – 9:00pm.

“Merlion & I: An Inspiring Journey”

With the newly-restored Merlion as the star of the show, be entertained by “Merlion & I: An Inspiring Journey” at the Merlion Park.

This 7-minute display of dazzling light projections, sound, and pyrotechnics traces the journey of the Merlion to show how this well-loved icon has evolved to inspire generations of Singaporeans and visitors alike.

Heart-warming stories and memories shared on the Singapore Memory Project’s initiative “irememberMerlion” will also be featured.

Best of all, you can create new memories and record them for posterity with new photographs taken against the celebration backdrop!

Lightshow timings:

12 Sept: 8:30pm, 9:15pm, 10.00pm, 10:30pm
13-16 Sept: 7:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm, 10.00pm, 10:30pm

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