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Mermaid fins make a splash here

A rubber monofin that lets users swim like mermaids is gaining popularity among children and sizes for adults will be released soon

Published on May 18, 2014 12:22 PM
MerFins give (from Left) Lucy Meyer, five, and her friends Stan Rowe, five, and Zoe Rowe, seven, the thrill of pretending they are mermaids. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Kids now have a new way of living out their mermaid dreams.

The MerFin, a rubber monofin shaped like a mermaid's tail, is going down a treat with children, especially among those in primary and secondary school.

It has made such a splash that its creators will soon release a range of larger sizes for adults who want to use it to keep fit. The first shipment is expected to arrive tomorrow.

First launched in Australia in 2011, the MerFin was developed by Mahina Mermaid, which produces a line of mermaid-themed products and is founded by freelance mermaid performer Kazzie Mahina.

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