First Generation

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First Generation

Made up of a group of 5 boys jumping into Singapore River, the sculpture shows the lighter side of everyday life around the river in the past. The river played a pivotal role in the history and development of Singapore. Children living by the riverbanks used to enjoy swimming in the river despite the pollution.

This practice ceased with the completion of the colossal Clean Rivers project in 1983, where families, hawkers, and bumboats were moved out of the area.

Artist: Tony Cragg

Material: Bronze

Year: 2000