Singapore’s tourism destination landmark The
Merlion at Merlion Park will undergo a dramatic transformation
beginning 7 February 2011.
Titled the “The Merlion Hotel”, this unique
artistic concept will see the tourism icon being transformed into
a temporary hotel suite to welcome guests for overnight stays.
The project is just one of the many intriguing
artwork installation projects presented as part of this year’s
Singapore Biennale organised by the Singapore Art Museum.
From 7 February until 9 March 2011, The Merlion
will be hoarded up so as to facilitate this conversion and for
“The Merlion Hotel” will subsequently be
unveiled on 11 March 2011 and be opened for public viewing from 13
March to 15 May 2011.
During this time, members of the public will be
able to view the installation daily from 10am to 7pm.
Key information on “The Merlion Hotel”,
including how visitors can stay a night at the suite, will be
illustrated on the hoarding panels. The Singapore Art Museum is
also expected to make an announcement regarding this shortly. The Merlion will be undergoing reinstatement
works from 16 May to 5 June 2011 and will resume operation on 6
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