Heading Home (Rickshaw)

Year: 2013

By Lim Leong Seng

Material : Bronze

Location : China Square Central

Duration : Permanent

Collection : China Square

Dimensions : 1.9m x 3.3m x 1.35m

Rickshaws were a common form of transportation in the early days of Singapore's development, favoured by the well-to-do, British civil servants and government officials. It was hardly used by less wealthy people. In fact, rickshaw drivers were mostly poor immigrants who came from Hokien in search of a better life in Singapore. This sculpture uses a realistic approach and aesthetic to depict a wealthy Peranakan lady setting off from home towards Jinrikisha Station, portraying the clear divide between the rich and poor in early Singapore.


China Square Central

Nankin Street, Singapore 048867

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