22 Artworks removed from public places

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.

1937

Typical Prosperous and Honest Merchant

William G. Stirling
formerly in front of the National Museum of Singapore
1954

South-East Asian Frieze

Gerard D'Alton Henderson
1955

Mural at Raffles Hotel

Gerard D'Alton Henderson
1964

Cultural Dances of Malaysia

Shamsuddin H Akib
partially destroyed, Paya Lebar Airbase
1964

Skyline of Singapore

William P Mundy
Paya Lebar Airbase - not publicly accessible
1964

Races and Religions of Malaysia

William P Mundy
Paya Lebar Airbase - partially destroyed, not publicly accessible
1971

Peace and Prosperity

Yu Yu Yang
formerly in front of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel
1974

Musical Fountain

Tan Teng Kee
first placed in front of Plaza Singapura, at its launch. Later moved to Marina Bay, later destroyed.
1979

Athletes in Action

Joseph McNally
Currently not publically accessible, in the HDB offices
1986

The Signals Spirit

Tan Teng Kee
1986

Fertile Crescent

Ramon Orlina
formerly near National Stadium, facing Kallang Basin
1986

Wings of Victory

Ramon Orlina
“one day it magically disappeared” in the words of the artist
1986

Singapore at the Crossroads

Sim Liang Huat
understand this has been removed, not sure where it is
1987

Temu-sek

Chong Fah Cheong
relocated from Somerset MRT in 2008 to the SMRT Sports and Recreation Club in Bishan
1987

Singapore's Multicultural Life

Chieu Shuey Fook
Built outside the Orchard MRT station, now the site of Ion Orchard
1987

Surprising Singapore

Leo Hee Tong
Built outside the Orchard MRT station, now the site of Ion Orchard
1990

Goddess of Happiness

Han Sai Por
not sure
1990

Breakthrough

Chern Lian Shan
once infront of the NTUC HQ on Bras Basah Rd
1994

Rainbow

Chern Lian Shan
Removed from its location near One George St. Presumably destroyed.
1999

Millennium Time Capsule: Singapore at the Turn of the Millennium,

Sun Yu Li
removed from in front of the National Museum of Singapore
1999

The Explorer

Ng Eng Teng
first placed in front of the Singapore Art Museum, later moved to a side garden.
2002

Millennium

Victor Tan
removed in the 2015 (?) renovation of the Asian Civilisations Museum that saw the introduction of the Shipwreck Gallery

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