Two and a half weeks ago, lighting struck the Merlion. Singapore’s most famous (and most fake) tourism icon had to be closed for repairs.
The Merlion is now spouting water again. Not only that, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will also be studying lightning protection measures for the Merlion Park to prevent similar incidents from happening.
For any foreign readers of my blog, it was big news in Singapore when lighting struck the Merlion on Feb 28. The half lion/half fish sculpture is almost a symbol of Singapore.
Personally, I always find it stupid looking but a lot of people liked it. So you stupid looking fake icon; Welcome Back!