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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Video Of Merlion Struck By Lightning

A strange incident; the Merlion was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm at about 4.30pm yesterday.

Here's my quick reconstruction of what you might have seen if you were there...

I doubt there is any actual video footage of the lightning strike from that sort of distance - for obvious reasons...

Source photo from Yoonie-at-home.

Would you like to know more?

Mainstream media reports:
Merlion statue at Singapore River struck by lightning; suffers slight damage (Channelnewsasia)
Merlion hit by lightning (The Straits Times)

Spectacular videos of lightning
Lightning But Very Slowly


Back2Nature said...

Err... it wasn't raining then??

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Hard to find a photo of the Merlion in the pouring rain!