Kuala Lampur, Sept. 29 -- They are demolishing the Merlion. Well, not THE Merlion; the original statue built in 1972 and moved to its current location in 2002 is still safe at the Merlion park by the Central Business District (CBD).

The one they are going for is the giant Merlion at Sentosa. The one that shoots lasers out of its eyes at the evening light show, the one just about every Singaporean child in the 90s was dragged to see.

Apparently the proud creature - Singapore's tallest Merlion statue at over 30 metres - stands in the way of "Sensoryscape" which is an ambitious project to redevelop the southern half of Sentosa, an island that has long been reserved for recreation, resorts and casinos.

A bridge connecting the resorts with ...