Public Art Walking Trail

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Endless Flow

The Explorer

20 Tonnes

In the Eye of the Red Dot

Pedas Pedas

A Visit to the Museum: Taking the Past Forward

Big Bang

24 Hours in Singapore

From Chettiars to Financiers

A Great Emporium

The River Merchants

First Generation

The Merlion

Pembungaan

All the Essentially Essential

Pioneering Spirit (Vitality of the Forerunner)

Struggle for Survival

Chinese Procession / Mid-Autumn Lantern Procession

Indian Settlers

Samsui Women

Public Art Walking Trail

7 loved this Trail

  1. Endless Flow
  2. The Explorer
  3. 20 Tonnes
  4. In the Eye of the Red Dot
  5. Pedas Pedas
  6. A Visit to the Museum: Taking the Past Forward
  7. Big Bang
  8. 24 Hours in Singapore
  9. From Chettiars to Financiers
  10. A Great Emporium
  11. The River Merchants
  12. First Generation
  13. The Merlion
  14. Pembungaan
  15. All the Essentially Essential
  16. Pioneering Spirit (Vitality of the Forerunner)
  17. Struggle for Survival
  18. Chinese Procession / Mid-Autumn Lantern Procession
  19. Indian Settlers
  20. Samsui Women
Category
Art
Organised by
National Arts Council
Number of points
20

Made in Singapore - Public Art by Singapore Artists

Singapore has many public artworks scattered across the city centre. From traditional figurative bronze statues to more contemporary abstract forms, they tell the story of Singapore's heritage, aspirations and developments. Many of these works were created by prominent local artists, both established sculptors as well as emerging young artists. This walking trail will introduce some of the public artworks by these artists that have become local icons in their own right.

Located around the central Civic District, the artworks showcase the variety of styles and mediums used. Explore the works of the pioneer generation of Singapore sculptors, such as Aw Tee Hong, Chong Fah Cheong and Lim Leong Seng who worked predominantly in bronze alongside the light-hearted, whimsical art of Yeo Chee Kiong, Kumari Nahappan and Tan Wee Lit. Also worth mentioning are the statuesque works by female artists, Han Sai Por and Liu Jilin, both of whom have chosen to work with the very challenging material of stone.

 

The Starting Point

The tour starts at the junction of Orchard Road and Prinsep Street, right across the road from the YMCA (1 Orchard Road, Singapore 238824). Please note that this is only a suggested route. You may choose to start and stop at any point in the trail. Along the way, feel free to wander off-course and explore nearby landmarks and destinations in the city!

 

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is Orchard Road YMCA (Bus Stop No. 08041)

7, 14, 14E, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 174E, 175, 190, 700, 972

 

By Train

The nearest MRT Station is Dhoby Ghaut MRT (Accessible via North-South Line, Circle Line and North-East Line).

 

Major Landmarks

Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Central Fire Station, National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Maybank Tower, Fullerton Hotel, Merlion Park and Urban Redevelopment Authority.

 

Precautions

Keep an eye on your belongings and watch out for traffic and other pedestrians while walking. We recommend bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated!

 

More information

To find out more about the featured artworks and other public art trails: www.publicarttrust.sg | www.facebook.com/publicarttrustsg