Little Lyn, Reef the Chief, Curious Sue, Dreamer Dee -collectively known as Explorers of Sentosa, have landed on the shores of Palawan Beach in Sentosa!
*Updated 13 Dec 2022: Added photos of completed sculptures and updated information
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Dates: from Dec 2022 - end 2024
Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has collaborated with internationally renowned recycling artist Thomas Dambo, known for his larger-than-life recycled art sculptures with dramatic storytelling and experiential elements, to launch mixed-media installations on Sentosa.
A Family Of Four Giant Sculptures
Explorers of Sentosa, a family of four giant sculptures are constructed mainly from discarded objects - reclaimed wood materials from wooden pallets and crates, accessorised with artwork upcycled from plastic waste, and constructed in collaboration with local volunteers.
The sculptures, completed in December 2022, will make Sentosa their home until the end of 2024. Families will be able to explore and discover the sculptures using an interactive digital map that will take them around the Palawan area.
Each requiring approximately 700 hours to build, the sculptures have been constructed with reclaimed wood materials, such as pallets and floorboards, donated by local enterprises. Collectively, they weigh almost 5.5 tonnes – approximately the weight of three passenger cars.
*Tip: one of the sculptures, Little Lyn, harder to find. Look for it next to Palawan Green, opposite the building the previously housed Kidzania. It is within the vegetation, but there's a path leading in.
Photo Credits of Explorers of Sentosa: Sentosa Development Corporation
Sculptures Across Different Countries
The Singapore-bound installations will join 97 other sculptures worldwide, such as Roskilde, Denmark and Pinecrest Gardens in Florida, United States of America.
Raising Awareness On Conservation
Bringing his art to Southeast Asia for the first time, Copenhagen-based Thomas taps into fairytales and folklore, to encourage people to go out into nature and explore, while raising awareness that trash has value.
Venue and Dates
The sculptures will be situated along Palawan Beach till 2024 and access to the installations is free throughout the year.
Visitors can search for the Explorers of Sentosa through an interactive online treasure trail map. You will discover “breadcrumbs”, which contain codes to unravel clues that will lead you to the sculptures.