|Sculptures at Marina will take you to the following sculptures: The Record 1981; Water Cycle 2000; Octopus; Fleur Marine; Continuum; Deva; Six Brushstrokes; Soaring Helix; Harmony; Twelve Medallions; Abundance III; Between Sea and Sky; Li Bai; Confucius (picture left bottom) and much more.
Sculptures enhance the attractiveness of the island Singapore and bring an added creative dimension to the streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas. Hence, a Public Sculptures Committee (PSC) was formed in 1988 to encourage sculpture donations for public parks and walkways.
The first Public Sculptures Masterplan was drawn up by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, (URA), in 1991 on behalf of the PSC. The plan identifies suitable locations for the installation of sculptures donated to our nation by corporate and individual philanthropists.
The 1991 Masterplan identified and categorised broad zones within the Central Area where public sculptures could be encouraged, including the Downtown core, the Museum Precinct, the Conservation Areas, Orchard Road and Singapore River. By drawing up such a plan, URA hopes to enhance Singapore's city landscape and bring art closer to the public to appreciate and enjoy.
As Singapore develops, there is a need to update the 1991 Masterplan. The 2002 Masterplan is thus a refinement and a more detailed framework prioritising specific routes and locations to install new public sculptures, and to strengthen the character of these selected areas.
Under the Public Sculptures Masterplan 2002, three parks and four walking routes in the Central Area have been identified to install new sculptures.
The three parks are Fort Canning, Marina City and Pearl's Hill Parks. The four walking routes are the Orchard Road, Singapore River, Central Business District and Marina Bayfront Corridors.
Download the Sculptures at Marina walkabout guide here. This whole walk will take you more than an hour. We hope you enjoy the sculptures along the walk. Have fun!