The River Merchants

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The River Merchants

The sculpture depicts the daily routines of merchants and labourers conducting business around the Singapore River in the 19th Century. Comprising two sets of figures, it features prominent merchant Alexander Laurie Johnston mediating between a Malay chief and a Chinese trader on one side, and coolies loading sacks onto a bullock cart on the other. The artwork is located at the site of Alexander Laurie Johnston's former warehouse.


Artist: Aw Tee Hong

Material: Bronze

Year: 2003