The Merlion that has been greeting visitors to Sentosa since 1995 will be making way for a themed walkway that will link the resort island's north and south shores.
Work to demolish the 37m-tall statue, the largest of the seven across Singapore, will begin by the year end, when construc-tion on the $90 million Sentosa Sensoryscape project is expected to commence.
The new two-tiered linkway will connect the mainland-facing Resorts World Sentosa with the beaches in the south.
Other long-term plans to redevelop Sentosa and the adjacent Pulau Brani include separating them into five zones, each with its own distinct character.
There will be a special edition of the Merlion's video, light and sound show and other activities at Merlion Plaza before it closes on Oct 20.