In a rare and shocking incident, Singapore's longstanding icon - the original Merlion statue was struck by lightning.
According to Ms Swee Xueping, who was with 5 other friends at a cafe nearby, orange sparks flew when the lightning struck between 4 to 5pm near One Fullerton.
Staff in the vicinity told 938LIVE that they were shocked when they heard a loud explosion, followed by a loud thud when the broken pieces fell to the ground.
A cafe staff who wants to be known only as Mr Yap, said he saw some 30 people dashing into the restaurant he worked in, after the explosion.
He said the crowd had initially been under 3 shelters located infront of the restaurant, but they headed into the building for their safety.
It's understood that no one was hurt in the incident.
Still, the incident hasn't really dampened the mood of the visitors nearby.
When 938LIVE got to the scene, many were still happily taking pictures of the Merlion.
This statue is one of five Merlions in Singapore.
The 8.6 metre tall statue was originally located at the mouth of the Singapore River but was moved to Fullerton in 2002.
An ominous moment for Singapore?
Better take cover from all the rainy weather!