39) 2 sculptures by the bridge

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On the left of the Cavenagh Bridge, along the fringe of the Singapore River, there are 5 bronze naked boys frolicking, driving off the bridge for a swim.
This First Generation sculpture halted the movement of olden days kids playing along the river while the river is still polluted by mud and garbage.  It is a common sight during those days where children swing on trees and take plunge into the river, an uncommon sight these days.

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Sculptor, Chong Fah Cheong designed this lovely piece depicting scenes of early days Singapore.  You can see the scene played out all over Asia, though the young laughter of the boys were heard no more.

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On the right corner of the bridge, a family of Singapura Cat rest themselves there.  Kitty mama watches over her 2 lovely kittens frisking happily by the side, though 1 of her kittens was stolen.

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Kitty mama guards the heart of Singapore day and night, never missed a single movement along the busy riverside.

27 thoughts on “39) 2 sculptures by the bridge

    Sharifah said:
    December 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I think I’ve missed the cat family. Will definitely take a look next time!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Take your time, they are the resident cats and the guard cats!

    sagedoyle said:
    December 6, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I love these, they are incredible.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you, your compliments warm my heart! :)

    true2crusader said:
    December 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Great shots. I really enjoy capturing the art within the art of photography. These sculptures look so real….Thanks for dropping by and will keep a look out for you future posts. P.S. Will upload my review of a Peter Pan Sculpture..at some point but not now so people can enjoy yours…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks, let’s move on!

    isaac976 said:
    December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I never knew about the cats.. thanks .. always see the bronze boys sculpture .. will go look for i this weekend

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      In fact they are more over there, I just select two for my composition. Thanks for you dropping by! :)

        isaac976 said:
        December 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        Issit ? now you make me interested… gotta go hunt for them … u have them all stated in your blog right.. LoL

        Sydney Fong responded:
        December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

        Not really! Due to time and budget constrain, I got only selective in my list! :)

        isaac976 said:
        December 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        Ha Ha .. no worries.. if I can find any I let you know.

        Cheers bro
        isaac

    petspeopleandlife said:
    December 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Really beautiful sculptures. Have not seen any that good in a long time.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you! I always feel good after reading your compliments! :)

    Photography Journal Blog said:
    December 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    These are lovely, thanks so much for sharing!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      You are most welcome! :)

    adinparadise said:
    December 7, 2012 at 3:39 am

    What fun sculptures, Sydney. Thanks for sharing. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

      You are most welcome! :)

    Louis said:
    December 8, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Very effective pictures

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Thank you, Louis! Have a great weekend ahead! cheers!

    wavensongz said:
    December 10, 2012 at 12:39 am

    This blog was very different but Awesome & I love the music with it. Thank You

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 10, 2012 at 12:54 am

      Hey, thanks for your kind words, I like your Blog too, especially the latest post “Silent Night, A Soldier’s Night”, but I can’t find any reblog button, is there any way to do it? cheers!

        wavensongz said:
        December 10, 2012 at 3:16 am

        I did not see the reblog on your site either. I was told you have to go to “the reader’ on the left side and if you like the blog it will show. If you get better information Please past it on. Thanks

        Sydney Fong responded:
        December 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

        Strangely, I can see mine but I can’t see yours. You can see yours but you couldn’t see mine! I thinks is something wrong with the setting, let me figure out! Anyway thanks! have a great week ahead!

    The Enchanted Pauper said:
    December 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Absolutely Wonderful!!!!!!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Hey! The Enchanted Pauper, you remind me “Breakfast eat like a King, Lunch eat like a Gentleman, Dinner eat like a Pauper”, so I’ll see you dinner time! :)

    gita4elamats said:
    March 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    EXTRAORDINARY!

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