24 Mar '11, 6am

Singapore’s Merlion transformed into a hotel

Singapore’s Merlion transformed into a hotel

Singapore ‘s Merlion is a mythical beast (that’s part mermaid, part lion) — frozen in time in the shape of an eight-meter tall statue – who is supposed to keep watch over the city’s waters and bring wealth and good fortune to its citizens. As of March, though, the Merlion will play a entirely different role when its structure is transformed into a hotel as part of this year’s Singapore Biennale. According to the Singapore Tourism Board, work on the project will start on February 7 and the “Merlion Hotel” will be open for overnight stays from March 9 until May 15. The Singapore Art Museum, which helps curates the Biennale, is behind the project and says more information — such as how many people will be able to stay inside the structure — will be released by the end of the month. Temporary “hotel installations” are increasingly being launched as extensions of art events or ...

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