24 Hours in Singapore

Baet Yeok Kuan

First placed in Singapore: 2015

in front of the Asian Civilisations Museum


Patron: Commissioned by the Public Art Trust, National Arts Council, and sponsored by Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore

Mirrored surfaces are the corten steel of the public sculpture of our era. The work certainly grabs the attention, and I think does enliven the space. But I've visited it at least a dozen times and I've never heard the sounds that are supposed to be part of the work.

Text of the Label:


Baet Yeok Kuan (Singapore)
Stainless Steel
Dimensions Variable

Public Art Trust Collection

“24 Hours in Singapore” is an internactive audio sculpture installation that acts as an audio time capsule capturing soundscapes of Singapore. With the passage of time, this sculpture will serve as a remembrance of the rich intangible heritage of our daily lives in Singapore circa 2015. The installation's audio recordings feature familiar sounds of everyday people, places and scenes, from the sounds of traffic in suburban heartlands and MRT trains to the daily chatter in wet markets and coffee shops.

The artwork is proudly sponsored by the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (REDAS) and commissioned by the Public Art Trust to commemorate Singapore's 50th birthday as a highlight of the Jubilee Walk.

For more information, please visit www.publicarttrust.sg

Last updated: Jul-20-2021

24 Hours in Singapore
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