26 Feb '11, 10am

Up close and personal with the Merlion

Up close and personal with the Merlion

SINGAPORE: For the first time in nearly 40 years, the Merlion will spend about two months in a five-star hotel room, starting next month, from March 13 to May 15. It is part of an installation by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi. One of his more well-known projects is building a room around a public monument, which creates a scene that is both fascinating and bizarre. Matthew Ngui, Artistic Director of the Singapore Biennale 2011, said: "The centre of his idea, is really about bringing art to the masses. People can get to know the Merlion a lot better, by coming very, very close to it. Normally, we view it from the pier, or from over the bridge. Mr Ngui also gave assurances about the safety of the project. "Because we're building literally a small building around the Merlion, it has to be safe, it has to comply with regulations because it's only a temporary structure." Mr Ngui ...

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