13 August 2017 - 13 August 2017
On 15 September 2017, The Fullerton Hotels Singapore will throw a birthday party for Singapore’s icon – the Merlion at the Merlion Park, along with special promotions on the Merlion-themed cocktail and cupcakes at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Since its official debut on 15 September 1972, the Merlion with his lion head and fish body has been inspiring travellers from far and wide. Touted as one of Singapore’s “must-see” attractions, the Merlion is visited by over a million tourists yearly and has been featured in countless photographs. One can also learn a slice of Singapore’s history by observing the design of the statue which features a lion head - symbolising the legendary discovery of a lion by Prince Sang Nila Utama of the Sri Vijaya Empire when he landed on Singapore, and a fish tail - which harks back to Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village.
As a fitting tribute to the Merlion, The Fullerton Heritage, which manages the facilities in the Merlion Park, will be hosting a 45th birthday celebration for the icon on 15 September 2017, 10.00 a.m. at the Merlion Park in the presence of 45 staff from The Fullerton Hotels. Taking centre stage is a 30-centimetre tall birthday cake made in the likeness of the icon along with Merlion-themed cupcakes, which will be given out to the public who join in the celebrations. The event is open to all to join in the festivity.
After the celebrations, one can head to Singapore’s 71st National Monument – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – for special 1-for-1 offers on a refreshing Merlion cocktail (S$22*) at Post Bar. The bright red tipple of tequila, grenadine syrup, lime juice, ginger and egg white proudly bears our national colours and is presented in a special edition glass that features a commemorative Merlion. Guests can purchase this glass at a discounted price at The Fullerton Shop. The Fullerton Boutique, will also retail Merlion-themed cupcakes at S$4.50 nett each. All offers will only be available on 15 September 2017.
*All prices are subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes.