SAMSUI WOMEN

Location: Urbane Redevelopment Authority
Artist: Liu Jilin

The three women are identified by their characteristic hats and are shown carrying the heavy loads on their backs. The Samsui women, from the Sansui Province of China, travelled to Singapore around the 1920’s and 1940’s in search for jobs to support their families back home. The women played a significant role when it came to the development of Singapore, working in mostly industrial and construction work. We believe this also holds a much deeper meaning - proving that women even in today’s society can look to these Samsui women and see that they too, can work in male dominate careers. You can find this statue by Liu Jilin outside the Urbane Redevelopment Authority.