28) Where is this sculpture?

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Sculpture outside URA

This sculpture can be found outside URA-Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Building in Singapore.
This sculpture is a symbolic of the Sam Shui Woman (红头巾) in memory of their selflessness contributions to our country.

Sam Shui Woman whom is a Chinese immigrant from Sam Shui, a province of China during the olden days.
Most of them work in construction site, doing hard labour works like carrying cement, bricks and timber for building construction.  They are tough and work very hard day and night, mostly more than 10 hours a day, but only get 5 to 6 cents in return during those days.
They put on a self-design scarf in the color of red to shade themselves from rain and shine.
Most Sam Shui Woman live in Chinatown area, along豆腐街, Tofu Street (presently known as Chin Chew Street).  They stay in rented conservation unit with unpleasant and unhealthy condition, as most of them are cramped in the small little space the unit can provide.
But, subsequently their names gradually gain the respect of the community at home and abroad as they have contributed tremendously to the building construction industries in those days.  “Red Scarf”, thus became the revered of Sam Shui woman unique and specific terms showing the noble and resilient character of the Overseas Chinese Women.

23 thoughts on “28) Where is this sculpture?

    evilnymphstuff said:
    October 13, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Wow the sculptures are beautiful… and much significant! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    By the way, you’ve been tagged! Come and check it out: http://evilnymphstuff.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/the-tag-blogathon/

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 13, 2012 at 5:42 am

      you are most welcome!

    Don said:
    October 13, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Beautiful sculpture. I found your post so meaningful and informative. These women must have tremendous strength, not only physically, but inner strength. They sound as if they must be very poor.

    Sydney Fong responded:
    October 13, 2012 at 5:45 am

    yes , they are the group of respectable persons that contributed to the foundation of the country , thanks for stopping by!

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    October 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Thank you, Sydney. These sculptures capture the strength and elegance of the Sam Shui women. Thank you for sharing this post about Singapore’s history and culture.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

      no problem at all! in fact I should be the one who thank you for being my constant follower.
      By the way, can I ask you how do you feel my Blog design? in term of font size and image layout or anything else I need to improve?
      I am just a 21/2 months old wordpress blogger, I need feed back from the ground, so that I can improve along the way.
      see you around, enjoy your weekend!

    Photography Journal Blog said:
    October 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

    This is a very nice post.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Thanks for your compliment,I like your baby face look! Just like me!

        Photography Journal Blog said:
        October 14, 2012 at 12:58 am


    wavensongz said:
    October 14, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Hi There, Thank You for stopping by and liking my blog on “The Haunting Sounds of the Violins”. I really Love, when you show sculptures and then tell where they are and the cause behind each. Thank you again I shall return. 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 14, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Thanks, feel free to look at my paperwork page, thanks for your compliments, happy Sunday!

    acetogrey said:
    October 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Beautiful sculptures. Great photos.

    ioanna aggelidaki said:
    October 15, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Very beautiful and interesting post! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      it dedicate for a group of beautiful souls – AddGrainOnEarth

    kelihasablog said:
    October 17, 2012 at 5:24 am

    What beautiful sculptures… I love that they seem to symbolize strong women, and that’s always a good thing. 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

      I believe that why the sculpture is built in reinforce concrete, to enhance the strength of these beautiful angels -AddGrainOnEarth

    Cathy G said:
    October 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Hello Sydney. Thank-you for stopping by my site. This is a beautiful example of strength and endurance. I appreciated learning about the significance.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 17, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Yes,they are the up right and respectable souls,thank you for stopping by – AddGrainOnEarth

    Starfruit said:
    October 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    This post made me proud to be a woman =) Thanks for sharing.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      you are welcome – AddGrainOnEarth

    Mary said:
    October 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful sculptures and moving history about these wonderful souls. Thank you for sharing with the world a story of these amazing women.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      you are most welcome! – AddGrainOnEarth

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