National Museum of Singapore

Road to Percival.

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Arthur_Percivall 02Percival road was named after Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival.

During the Second World War, Percival was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Malaya; he marched down from this road by surrender himself, as representing British Empire to the Imperial Japanese Amy.

Hence, Singapore occupied by Japanese soldiers for 3 years and 8 months.

By courtesy of www.wikipedia.org
By courtesy of http://www.wikipedia.org

Not many people knew there was a sad story hidden behind this road.

Arthur_Percivall 01There is no road sign bring you to Percival road. You can Google it, it bring you where to go but just an ordinary road behind National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park.

Where cicada is calling, where shadow of the forest lying on your shoulder silently.

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Pedas Pedas

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pedas 01A bronze sculpture name “Pedas Pedas” located behind National Museum of Singapore, this is by Sculptor Kumari Nahappan. Pedas in Malay means spicy.

Kumari is a conceptual artist based in Singapore. Her signature and iconic made her won many awards and international fame.

By courtesy of www.kumarinahappan.com
By courtesy of http://www.kumarinahappan.com

Sculpture “Cut

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Sculpture “Sizzling”

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Sculpture “Unveiling Friends”

60) Let There Be Peace

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“Let there be peace” sculpture is made of Bronze, created by renowned sculptor Alexandra Nechita in 2005. Dimension in height 3.0m, depth 1.3m, and width 2.1m, located at the left of National Museum of Singapore.

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Alexandra Nechita is a Romanian-born American. She created seven peace monuments that were inspired by the events of 11th September 2001 and she was also named “ Ambassador for Peace” by the United Nations in 2001.

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This art piece had selected Singapore as the host Nation in Asia for unveiling the first of the seven works.

So,  we can site down and solve it, let’s be peace!