Longest sand sculpture on Siloso beach featuring iconic Singapore scenes

Longest sand sculpture on Siloso beach featuring iconic Singapore scenes
The sand sculpture comprises of seven scenes chronicling Singapore's evolution over the past 50 years.
PHOTO: Sentosa Development Corporation

SINGAPORE - A 100m-long sand sculpture chronicling Singapore's transformation will be on display at Sentosa's Siloso Beach from Aug 7 to 10, as part of the SG50 long weekend.

Called Sands of Time, the sand sculpture is the longest sand sculpture on Siloso Beach by far, ranging from 3 - 4.2 metres tall.

The sand sculpture comprises of seven scenes chronicling Singapore's evolution over the past 50 years. It will be set behind a two-dimensional sand mural and each scene will have its accompanying audio track, Sentosa said in a statement Thursday.

Some of the scenes include the first National Day Parade in 1966, the Singapore heartlands, and local iconic quirks like Singlish, Durian, Ketupat and Teh Tarik.

Led by Singaporean JOOheng Tan, the team of five sand sculptors took nearly one month to complete the construction of the exhibition.

This is not the only masterpiece in sand showcasing Singapore's history. Earlier this week, citizen journalism portal Stomp shared an article about a sand artist creating a touching SG50 tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

It showed Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Mdm Kwa Geok Choo and the young Mr Lee Hsien Loong, as well as Singapore's journey from a third-world country to a prosperous nation.

The video also re-enacts Mr Lee's hospitalisation in the ICU at Singapore General Hospital, the flowers and cards he received, followed by his tearful funeral procession after he died on Mar 23.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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