Singapore Public Art

Artworks Removed

These artworks are no longer in public places, at least as far as we know. In some cases they still exist, but have been removed to private spaces.

TitleArtist's NameCurrent Location
1937Typical Prosperous and Honest MerchantWilliam G. Stirlingformerly in front of the National Museum of Singapore
1971Peace and ProsperityYu Yu Yangformerly in front of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel
1974Musical FountainTan Teng Keefirst placed in front of Plaza Singapura, at its launch. Later moved to Marina Bay, later destroyed.
1979Athletes in ActionJoseph McNallyCurrently not publically accessible, in the HDB offices
1986The Signals SpiritTan Teng Kee
1986Fertile CrescentRamon Orlinaformerly near National Stadium, facing Kallang Basin
1986Wings of VictoryRamon Orlina“one day it magically disappeared” in the words of the artist
1986Singapore at the CrossroadsSim Liang Huatunderstand this has been removed, not sure where it is
1987Temu-sekChong Fah Cheongrelocated from Somerset MRT in 2008 to the SMRT Sports and Recreation Club in Bishan
1987Singapore's Multicultural LifeChieu Shuey FookBuilt outside the Orchard MRT station, now the site of Ion Orchard
1987Surprising SingaporeLeo Hee TongBuilt outside the Orchard MRT station, now the site of Ion Orchard
1990Goddess of HappinessHan Sai Pornot sure
1990BreakthroughChern Lian Shanonce infront of the NTUC HQ on Bras Basah Rd
1992Lim Nee Soon Bronze Statuethe Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Research InstituteOriginally placed in Yishun Town Garden, Block 809, Yishun Ave 2, now in the garden of Hwa Chong Institution
1994RainbowChern Lian ShanRemoved from its location near One George St. Presumably destroyed.
1999Millennium Time Capsule: Singapore at the Turn of the Millennium,Sun Yu Liremoved from in front of the National Museum of Singapore
1999The ExplorerNg Eng Tengfirst placed in front of the Singapore Art Museum, later moved to a side garden, later removed entirely.
2002MillenniumVictor Tanremoved in the 2015 (?) renovation of the Asian Civilisations Museum that saw the introduction of the Shipwreck Gallery