If you've ever been to Singapore, then you know that Sentosa is just one of those tourist attractions you *need* to visit at least once. One of the most iconic structures at the island resort is the giant Merlion statue-we know you've got a tita with an entire Facebook album dedicated to just this one attraction. It was designed by an Australian sculptor named James Martin and cost $8 million to build in 1995. While there are several Merlion statues peppered all over Singapore, Sentosa is home to the tallest one, standing tall at 37 meters or 121 ft.

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So yes, that means the one right by Fullerton Hotel is still there!

If you're wondering why we have to say goodbye, it's because Sentosa is getting a little facelift: Singapore will be building a themed linkway connecting the north and south shores of the island. And the entire project is estimated to cost around $90 million. The Sentosa Merlion will stop operations on October 20, 2019.

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BRB, booking our flights to SG for one last look at this beauty. 

Source: Straits Times

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