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Fortune Dragon: A definite tourist attraction in Johor

The Fortune Dragon snakes its way around the garden and visitors enter through the dragon's mouth and exit near the tail. Inside there are 144 steps up and down.

Athens installs Alexander the Great statue after 27-year delay

Athens mayor insists the statue's installation has nothing to do with the ongoing Greek dispute with Macedonia.

Statue of US sailor kissing nurse vandalised with #MeToo

The vandalism is believed to have been committed the day after the death of the sailor in the iconic photo, George Mendonsa.

Sculptor gets laughs in New York with monuments to fake tragedies

A few months ago, strollers along the water's edge in New York found a new statue dedicated to the six crew members of a tugboat who were abducted by aliens in July 1977.

‘Overdue’ statue for Aussie ‘Black Power’ sprinter

USA Track & Field has marked the date since 2006 and Norman's actions were appreciated in America far more swiftly than in his homeland.

Osaka cuts ties with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

Activists have in recent years set up dozens of statues in public venues around the world, many of them in South Korea, in honour of the victims.

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

The life-sized bronze statue of Dunnigan created by Kentucky sculptor Amanda Matthews will be unveiled on Friday.

India’s billion-dollar battle to build the world’s biggest statue

India is spending US$1 billion on 2 statues to honour an independence hero and a Hindu warrior king.

49ers to honour franchise great Clark with statue, decal

The San Francisco 49ers will pay tribute to the late Dwight Clark by unveiling a statue of him, as well as having their players wear a helmet decal bearing his image.

Chris Cornell to be honoured with statue in his hometown of...

The statue of the grunge legend will be displayed in front of the Museum of Pop Culture.

Statue of Toys `R’ Us Mascot, orphaned by bankruptcy, finds home

Toys “R” Us, the toy retailer that’s liquidating in bankruptcy, found a New Jersey children’s hospital that was willing to take the 16-foot tall statue of the African mammal that stood in the lobby of its headquarters.

Funds being raised for LeBron James statue in Akron

The statue is the brainchild of Akron resident Aaron Carey.

Women’s vote campaigner statue unveiled in London

The statue of Millicent Fawcett is the first of a woman to stand in Parliament Square.

Statue of controversial gynaecologist removed from NY’s Central Park

A statue of J. Marion Sims was removed from Central Park due to his racist practices.

Greek communists try to topple Truman statue

The attempted destruction of the statue of former US President Harry S Truman was part of a wave of protests against an aerial bombing campaign in Syria.

Catholic church agrees to buy pope statue in Poland row

The church buys the 25 feet tall statue of John Paul II for US$24,000.

Have a merry Afro-Colombian Christmas, in February

The entire town of Quinamayo turns out for the annual procession through the streets, which moves from house to house in search of the Baby Jesus.

Vandal-proof statue of Thatcher could be rejected again

The proposed new 300,000-pound (US$414,000) work was commissioned by the Public Memorials Appeal charity after Thatcher’s death.

Melaka govt gives village until Jan 1 to relocate Christ statue

Replica of Brazil's famous 'Christ the Redeemer' statue, which was put up without approval in Portuguese village, must now be removed by end of the year.

Japan’s Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over...

The mayor of Osaka has confirmed that his city's ties with San Francisco will be severed, following the acceptance of a controversial statue by the American city.

No malice intended in covering up statue, says Negeri MB

Mohamad Hasan says it was done out of respect for the Indian philosopher.

School denies Tamil poet’s statue removed for MB’s visit

In contrast, the statue of Thiruvalluvar now appears with a new coat of paint.

Statue of Chinese god stokes tension in Indonesia

The statue in Tuban has been partially covered up after the protests, provoking both praise and ridicule on social media in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

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