Merlion to take a break for cleaning at end of January

Tourists taking photos next to the Merlion on June 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Tourists taking photos next to the Merlion on June 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The two iconic Merlion statues at One Fullerton are to close for cleaning at the end of January.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said the 8.6m-tall main statue and 2m Merlion cub will be scrubbed up from Jan 23 to 28.

The main statue will be hoarded up and unavailable for photo-taking during this period and both will have their water features turned off.

The STB also warned that works and barricades in the area may cause inconveniences during this period.