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.