Sculpture “The River Merchants”

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river merchants 02This sculpture signifies a Scotsman- Alexandra Laurie Johnston who was a prominent merchant, former ship’s owner/captain, Businessman, Magistrate, Justice of Peace in early years of Singapore.

river merchants 03The sculpture shows he was mediating between Chinese trader and Malay chief while Indian and Chinese coolies load sacks onto a bullock cart.

river merchants 04This is a common sight around the river in those days.

river merchants 01The sculpture locates between Singapore River and Maybank Towers where the heart of the river flow day and night.

Please drop by listen to their conversation, at the same time enjoy the breeze of the riverbank.


5 thoughts on “Sculpture “The River Merchants”

    Mjollnir said:
    July 26, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Interesting post Sydney, although I’m fairly his name was Alexander! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Haha! You are must be a fun person! 🙂

        Mjollnir said:
        July 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm


    angelasommers said:
    July 26, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I enjoy your blog, and especially your interpretation of things… 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      July 27, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Thank you! That is all I left! 🙂

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