Sir Stamford Raffles statue and other sculptures along Singapore River to be cleaned next week

The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles being cleaned in 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles being cleaned in 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Statues along the Singapore River will be undergoing cleaning next Wednesday and Thursday (Feb 11-12), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Tuesday.

The regular spruce-up will include the Sir Stamford Raffles statue, and the sculptures of the People of the River series.

Sculptures from the People of the River series include The River Merchants, A Great Emporium, From Chettiars to Financiers and The First Generation.

The tourism agency said that barricades put up around the Sir Stamford Raffles statue may affect photo-taking opportunities.

"We seek the public's understanding as the works and barricades may cause some inconvenience during this period," said STB.