Singapore – Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi has created a temporary luxury hotel around Singapore’s national monument, the Merlion, as part of the country’s Biennale 2011.
The hotel, which is a red box-like structure, will be open in the day for the public to view and in the evening for overnight stays. It is furnished with a double bed and bathroom and has a dedicated butler. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The Merlion remains visible to passers-by who can see the lion statue through a large window.
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