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1972 - The Unveiling

By Si Ying (Aurry) Tan - http://aurrytan.blogspot.sg/

Since the milestone given to me was the unveiling of the Merlion, the most important elements in the illustration are the Merlion and the first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Unbeknownst to many, Mr Lee was actually the one who unveiled the Merlion to the world.

I chose to do a comic-book style for two main reasons. Firstly, comics are a great way to tell a story, and I felt that the wonder experienced by the citizens during the unveiling of the Merlion would best come through in this format. Secondly, being very partial to comic illustrations myself, I felt that it would be the most entertaining and true-to-self method to portray my impression of the unveiling.