The Sentosa Merlion is closing after more than 20 years. One Faber Group announced in a press release that its last day of operations will be on Sunday, 20 October 2019. A month-long set of promotions and activities will be held from 21 September to 20 October 2019 to mark its closing.
The Sentosa Merlion was completed in 1995. It was designed by Australian artist James Martin. It will now make way for the upcoming Sentosa Sensoryscape project, a new thoroughfare which is part of long-term plans to remake Sentosa and the adjacent island of Pulau Brani.
Redevelopment works in the area will start by the year-end. No date has been set for the demolition of the Sentosa Merlion just yet.
Sentosa Merlion Closing Promotion
In the lead up to the closing of the Sentosa Merlion, Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents can enjoy admission to the towering icon at half-price. With this Sentosa Merlion closing promotion, admission rates for adults will be $7.50 instead of $15 and for children 4 to 12 years old, it will be $6.20 instead of $12.50. Local seniors aged 60 and above will enjoy free admission.
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To enjoy the Sentosa Merlion closing promotion, tickets must be booked in advance through the One Faber Group’s online store a 1fabergroup.com/merlionlocal.
Children 3 years and below enjoy free entry to Sentosa Merlion.
Other Activities to Mark the Sentosa Merlion Closing
During the last month before the Sentosa Merlion closes, there will also activities and programmes planned around the precinct where it stands. Visitors can look forward to interactive games and photo points. These activities will take place between 10 am to 10 pm throughout the month.
The Sentosa Merlion Magic Light show will also be held four times nightly at 7.45 pm, 8.20 pm, 8.55 pm and 9.30 pm.