After decades of service as the national symbol of Singapore, the Merlion - a half-lion, half-fish chimera - gets a well-deserved day off. This illustration series follows him as he tours his beloved city and covers far more locations than he lets on. In the event that you have made plans to visit Merlion Park, he’s not here today.
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Commissioned by Do Not Design & published in Dear Vol.1: Lost & Found
For the first time, the Merlion and cub are missing from Merlion Park while tourists and locals stop and stare in confusion.
Who or what is under the famous suit - a citizen? An animal? A robot? It is revealed to be a real Merlion, who appears to have sent his suit for dry cleaning.
A true blue Singaporean can never enough of good local food.
The Merlion is determined to hunt these down via food apps on his smartphone.
Like a tourist in his own country, the Merlion takes time to explore Gardens by the Bay and various landmarks, watches a 3D horror movie and travels by the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), all the while making sure to hydrate himself in this warm and humid weather.