The River Merchants
Singapore River, in front of Maybank Tower
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The sculpture captures the routine lives of the merchants and labourers conducting business around the river. Consisting of two sets of figures, it features prominent merchant Alexander Laurie Johnston mediating between Malay chief and Chinese trader on one side and coolies loading sacks onto bullock cart on the other side. The artwork is located at site of Alexander Laurie Johnston’s former warehouse.

Artist: Aw Tee hong
Material: Bronze
Year: 2003