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Old 28th January 2011, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Spend a night at the Merlion Hotel?

Spend a night at the Merlion Hotel?



Singapore's most unique tourism landmark will be transformed into a temporary hotel suite.

AsiaOne | Fri, Jan 28 2011


THE Merlion, Singapore's most unique tourism landmark, will be transformed into a temporary hotel suite where guests can spend a night.

The project is an installation project titled "The Merlion Hotel", presented as part of this year's Singapore Biennale organised by the Singapore Art Museum.

The Merlion would be hoarded up from Feb 7 to March 9 to facilitate the conversion and for safety considerations.

The Merlion Hotel will be unveiled on March 11 and be opened for public viewing from March 13 to May 15. During this time, members of the public will be able to view the installation daily from 10am to 7pm.

Key information on "The Merlion Hotel", including how visitors may stay a night at the suite, will be illustrated on the hoarding panels and announced shortly by the Singapore Art Museum.

The Merlion will be undergoing reinstatement works from May 16 to June 5. Operation will resume on June 6.

Source: http://relax.com.sg/relax/news/54423...on_Hotel_.html

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Up close and personal with the Merlion

Up close and personal with the Merlion

By Sharon See / Evelyn Lam
Posted: 26 February 2011 1828 hrs


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 described the initial difficulty of the project, which required approval from various government agencies, such as the Singapore Tourism Board and the Urban Redevelopment Board. However, he said he was heart-warmed by the acceptance of the idea from authorities.

"I think they appreciated the fact that although the Merlion might not be seen as clearly from the outside, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the public members to come in and to come really, really close to the Merlion. And in a sense, this is exactly what the artist wishes - to bring art very close to people," he said.

The crew only has a month to build The Merlion Hotel, which will be unveiled on March 13, and workers have to take care not to damage the national icon.

A representative from the construction company involved, said: "The weather would be the other challenge. So when we have the sun, we'll make sure that we plan for more workers to be on site so that we can get more things done."

When completed, the 100 square-metre room will be equipped with a queen-sized bed, balcony, toilet and bathroom, and possibly a TV and fridge.

Organisers are inviting the public to spend a night at the hotel between April 4 and May 5.

For S$150, guests are guaranteed a Uniquely Singaporean experience of bunking in with the Merlion.

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...113162/1/.html

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thats kinda lame


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No thanks, it doesn't seem nice :x Plus confirm very ex too.

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half way through the merlion decide to start spraying water...

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Might as well go to fullerton hotel.

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Hmm... Worth the money?

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Definitely a unique view though...

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PM Lee visits The Merlion Hotel

PM Lee visits The Merlion Hotel
By NR Lydna | Posted: 11 March 2011 2350 hrs


SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday had a preview of the Merlion Hotel - one of the artworks in the third edition of the Singapore Biennale, built around Singapore's famed icon, the Merlion.

During his half-hour tour of the visual artwork, Mr Lee also chatted with the Japanese artist behind this key installation - Mr Tatzu Nishi.

The public is allowed to stay in the hotel - however, the room has already been fully booked out.

The public can still view the Merlion Hotel from 10am to 7pm daily when the Singapore Biennale kicks off on Sunday, March 13.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...115915/1/.html

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