Public Art: Samsui Women
1 Kadayanallur Street Singapore 069184 (Opposite Maxwell Food Centre)
Strategically situated infront of the Urban Development Authority, home of Singapore's planners and a showcase of Singapore's rich history, is Samsui Women by Liu Jilin. The figures, carved from solid dusky-pink granite with rough textured finishing are a reflection of the hardship and the perseverance of tough women migrants during the 1950’s and 1960’s in Singapore.
These women migrants come from the Sansui Province in China where they emigrate young and frugal. Arriving in the Lion City in Nanyang(Early Singapore), they laboured and struggled to seek employment and fortune for their families back home. They have toiled and sweat and witnessed the building of the current Singapore city.
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