First Generation
Singapore River, in front of The Fullerton Hotel
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A self-taught sculptor, Chong Fah Cheong, is perhaps best know for this whimsical sculpture, First Generation. The 5 boys jumping into Singapore River shows the lighter side of everyday life around the river in the past. The river played a pivotal role in the history and development of Singapore. Children living by the riverbanks used to enjoy swimming in the river despite the pollution. This practice ceased with the completion of the Clean Rivers project in 1983, where families, hawkers and bumboats were moved out of the area.

Artist: Chong Fah Cheong
Material: Bronze
Year: 2000