The Merlion of Singapore. In many ways we owe it to her...
It's quite shameful that not many Singaporeans know about its history.
Regarded as a Singapore icon, The Merlion was designed in 1964 for the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB) and functioned as its corporate logo from 1966 to 1997. There are five authorised Merlion statues in Singapore, the most well-known being an 8m statue designed by Kwan Sai Kheong and sculpted by Lim Nang Seng. First unveiled on 15 September 1972, this statue is now located at Merlion Park, adjacent to One Fullerton at the Marina Bay waterfront. source: Infopedia
Today, The Merlion is seeing "face to face" with her biggest rival "Marina Bay Sands " (not in picture) from across the bay.
pp: Topazlab adjust with some blending on photoshop.