Singapore River (1988)

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Singapore River is an iconic painting of the mother river in Singapore with its signature bum boats.


The Story of the Singapore River


The Singapore River has an important place in Singapore's history.  It was the lifeline of Singapore for almost 200 years. 


The mouth of the river was the old Port of Singapore, which was the centre of trade and commerce, from where Singapore grew and developed.  


The river is 3.2km long, from its mouth at Kim Seng Bridge to Marina Bay. 


The Story of the Painting


Well known Singapore artist Low Hai Hong experimented painting oil on paper and loved the effects.  Painting oil on paper meant he could leave white spaces, similar to Chinese ink painting and even watercolour painting. 


In this painting, the skyline is reduced to one tall building accompanied with plenty of white space, focusing our attention to the bum boats floating serenely on the calm and clean waters of the river. 



Title: Singapore River (1988)
Artist: Low Hai Hong 
Medium: Oil on Paper
Year: 1988
Dimensions (with frame): 56cm x 42cm
Buy: $2,400
Rent: $24 per week


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With art rental, you can enjoy Singapore art at home without concern for costs. 


So rent a painting today and impress your guests this National Day!


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Rent Singapore River because

 it is an iconic painting. 


Learn more about the painting.





This painting was part of the "This is my Country" art exhibition held at ARTualize art gallery in July to August 2021.


"This is my Country" National Day exhibition continues, with the Bum Boats on the Singapore River.


This is Home, truly

Where I know I must be

Where my dreams wait for me

Where that river always flows

This is Home, surely

As my senses tell me

This is where I won't be alone

For this is where I know its Home

- Home, NDP 1998