Monday, October 3, 2011

Sculptures Trail along Singapore River - A Great Emporium

This sculpture depicts two merchants negotiating the prices for an array of goods, assisted by two coolies (labourers) holding up a traditional Chinese weighing scale known as the daching. This sculpture illustrates the typical scene along the Singapore River during its heyday as a bustling trading port.

The founder of modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, intended Singapore to become a "great commercial emporium.

Location of this sculpture is near the Asian Civilisations Musuem and beside the "From Chettiars to Financiers" sculpture that I mentioned in earlier post.

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