Like it or not, the metonym for Singapore, a monster, formed of the head of a lion and a fishtail. Its origins likely lie in the Western art of heraldry.
In a prominent position on the Singapore River, this is a polymarble copy of the bronze original by Thomas Woolner. What motivated this act of copying? and this "whitening"?
By pioneer sculptor Tan Teng Kee, this is one of the many public artworks removed from Singapore's public spaces without accountability, comment or fuss.