If you’re strolling along the Singapore River and do a double take, that might be because you suddenly find yourself confronted by some life-like and life-size bronze sculptures. Tagged the People of the River series, these sculptures depict the lifestyles of early inhabitants along the river. The masterpieces of local sculptors, they form part of an open-concept museum which allows one to uncover layers of Singapore history in a modern setting.
Together with towering skyscrapers in the background, these sculptures create an arresting picture of Singapore’s growth from a small river settlement to a bustling contemporary city. More than memories cast in bronze, they show the stuff which dreams are made of. Remember your camera! Many have been unable to resist the urge to pose with these river people!
Take the MRT to Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) and walk towards Fullerton Hotel and Maybank Building. The sculptures can be found behind these buildings along the Singapore River.