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    I've been intrigued with these lion statues near Margaret Drive while walking to Queenstown library.

    Does anyone have any information about them and what are they suppose to guard ?









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    Personally, i'm not too sure abt the answer to this, but it certainly looks like part of a very huge tomb. Especially tombs of the very wealthy chinese way back in the early 1900s to 1950s....

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    Where are they? I have been there so many times, how come never notice?
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    evo-lution,

    Thanks for the information.

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    The statues is behind the power station, it's inside the Queens Townclub right at the end of the carpark.
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    They are put there to guard the sacred books of Queenstown Library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtemujin View Post
    I've been intrigued with these lion statues near Margaret Drive while walking to Queenstown library.

    Does anyone have any information about them and what are they suppose to guard ?







    From the photo, they seems to be guarding the orange bus parked behind

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    Can you provide a picture of the lion's back and a closer picture of the front view of the lion?

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    these lions are not the chinese stone carvings which you will see at buildings (for example, ngee ann city, and you are able to tell the sex of the lions for the chinese type). In fact they look like the ones on the old one dollar coins.

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    both lions looks identical. reminds me of the old national library logo
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    The Margaret Drive area is slated for development soon and I don't know what will be the future for these stone lion statues, it's quite huge about 1.5-2 metre and I've never seen these type of carving.

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    There use to be a buddha statue in the centre..

    The works for the buddha completed, but the lions never follow.
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    Thanks for heads up.

    Are there photos of the Buddha with the lion and where is the Buddha statue now ?

    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    There use to be a buddha statue in the centre..

    The works for the buddha completed, but the lions never follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtemujin View Post
    Thanks for heads up.

    Are there photos of the Buddha with the lion and where is the Buddha statue now ?
    A pity i dun have..but its almost 3+ yrs since the buddha went missing as far as i remember..
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    That's a pity, many thanks again.

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    A pity i dun have..but its almost 3+ yrs since the buddha went missing as far as i remember..

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    hmm....It would definitely be interesting to discover the truth behind these lions....

    Btw, if there indeed was a buddha statue there previously, anyone have any idea why was it there in the first place? I mean, well, it is kindda weird to locate a buddha statue in the middle of this bare land. And from the looks of it, the buddha statue should be kindda huge too...

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    knows about it back when studying in Hua Yi Primary School....was too creepy then to approach it...too bad....the area is now under consideration for 50 stories buildings...results to be announced later...anyone who wants to buy a flat in the area will be happy...saw the 3 proposded designs..not bad....

    pricing when come out think lagi not bad..lol
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    Yeah, still looking for answers and it'll be a massive Buddha statue.

    Quote Originally Posted by evo-lution View Post
    hmm....It would definitely be interesting to discover the truth behind these lions....

    Btw, if there indeed was a buddha statue there previously, anyone have any idea why was it there in the first place? I mean, well, it is kindda weird to locate a buddha statue in the middle of this bare land. And from the looks of it, the buddha statue should be kindda huge too...

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    Sad to say that the lion statues have been removed and I've no idea of their fate.

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    I wonder if it has anything to do with this ?

    : Margaret Drive to get dorm
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    Sad to say that the lion statues have been removed and I've no idea of their fate.
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