A Singapore Icon
Singapore's Merlion - a 8.6m high, 70 tonne sculpture created in 1972 by sculptor Lim Nang Seng (1907-1987). It was based on a concept of artist and educator Kwan Sai Kheong. The Sculpture was commissioned at a cost of S$165,000, in the hope of establishing a specific landmark that would come to be associated with Singapore. It was constructed of concrete around a steel fame, and designed to spout water into the harbour. Originally sited at the mouth of the Singapore River, it was moved in 2002 to its present location, the new Merlion Park built on reclaimed land on the Marina Bay side of the Esplanade Bridge at the cost of S$7.5 million. (Source: Singapore - The Encyclopedia, 2006 Ed.)
Panorama of 3 tilt and shifted images shot with TSE-17mm, stitched with PS CS5 and processed with LR4.