Monuments reveal

Story behind monument

Singapore most notable monuments

Singapore most notable monuments

Newton by Salvador Dali. Singapore most notable monuments

Singapore most notable monuments

One of the most famous sculptures, “Newton” by Salvador Dali decorates the area near United Overseas Bank. Actually, it belongs to the same bank. The sculpture installed in 1985, depicts a notorious apple, which contributed to the discovery of the law of universal gravitation. However, it is not falling down from a tree, but a ball falling from the right hand of the scientist. Through the open chest we see the heart of Newton, which symbolizes his spiritual openness and generosity, and the open skull symbolizes his open-mindedness and wide horizons. These are qualities, according to Dali, without which it is impossible to achieve success and recognition.

The bird, creation by the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero

The bird, creation by the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero

One of the most notable monuments – “The Bird” by F. Botero. The well-fed sparrow, the creation of the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, essentially represents the prosperity of the Singaporean economy. The tablet on the pedestal reads: “Birds are traditionally associated with peace and tranquility. The three-dimensional Botero bird, moreover, symbolizes the joy of life and the power of optimism. As long as these qualities are present in people, Singapore will grow and prosper.

And another curious monument – livitating baby. British sculptor Mark Quinn created such an installation of his child – seven months after the birth of his son. The size of the sculpture is 10 meters, and the weight is 7 tons. According to media, the baby is kept on special – barely noticeable – props, so from the side there is an impression that it hovers in the air against the background of city skyscrapers.

Singapore most notable monuments

10 meter, 7 ton baby unique sculpture. Amazing installation by British sculptor Mark Quinn

10 meter, 7 ton baby unique sculpture. Amazing installation by British sculptor Mark Quinn

Art installation - various mechanisms and metal details decorate the grate. Singapore most notable monuments

Art installation – various mechanisms and metal details decorate the grate. Singapore most notable monuments

Beautiful gragonfly decorates the lake bearing its name - Lake Dragonfly

Beautiful gragonfly decorates the lake bearing its name – Lake Dragonfly

Bronze Sculpture at Raffles Place Singapore

Bronze Sculpture at Raffles Place Singapore

Colorful Momentum sculpture by David Gerstein in the Financial District, Singapore

Colorful Momentum sculpture by David Gerstein in the Financial District, Singapore

'From the Points of View, modern 2012 sculpture by Tony Cragg

‘From the Points of View, modern 2012 sculpture by Tony Cragg

Galloping horses - The Flower Dome greenhouse

Galloping horses – The Flower Dome greenhouse

Geometric form sculpture

Geometric form sculpture

Giant levitating baby sculpture decorates the garden

Giant levitating baby sculpture decorates the garden

Gorgeous horse sculpture decorate the central gate in Singapore

Gorgeous horse sculpture decorate the central gate in Singapore

Happy family monument

Happy family monument

Huge eagle sculpture in the greenhouse 'Flower Dome'

Huge eagle sculpture in the greenhouse ‘Flower Dome’

Jumping Boys - group sculpture of children jumping into the river, made by the sculptor Chong Fat Cheong from the series People of the River

Jumping Boys – group sculpture of children jumping into the river, made by the sculptor Chong Fat Cheong from the series People of the River

Molecules sculpture

Molecules sculpture

One of many contemporary sculptures of geometrical shapes next to a medical center

One of many contemporary sculptures of geometrical shapes next to a medical center

Paths in the gardens decorated with stone sculpture

Paths in the gardens decorated with stone sculpture

Science and art museum. Monument in the form of stalactites

Science and art museum. Monument in the form of stalactites

Sculpture 'Moment'

Sculpture ‘Moment’, or momentum

Stone sculpture of curious shapes decorate the paths in the gardens next to Gragonfly Lake

Stone sculpture of curious shapes decorate the paths in the gardens next to Gragonfly Lake

Surreal stone sculptures

Surreal stone sculptures

Tea set attraction, as a form of urban sculpture

The Flower Dome sculptures - fish and underwater plants

The Flower Dome sculptures – fish and underwater plants

The wooden sculpture is a part of beautiful design of the Flower Dome

The wooden sculpture is a part of beautiful design of the Flower Dome

Three men of multicultural Singapore discussing business. River merchants sculpture by Aw Tee Hong on Boat Quay

Three men of multicultural Singapore discussing business. River merchants sculpture by Aw Tee Hong on Boat Quay

Unidentified object

Unidentified object

Unique stone sculptures in Singapore

Unique stone sculptures in Singapore

Unusual stone sculptures on the Dragonfly Lake

Unusual stone sculptures on the Dragonfly Lake

While three men discussing their business this couple is working

While three men discussing their business this couple is working

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