Singapore River One (SRO) started its first Underpass Art installation project in January 2013 with the goal of using design and culture as the medium for transformation and rebranding the River. Through this project, SRO hopes to enhance the connectivity between all three Quays (Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay), and encourage exploration along the entire stretch of the Singapore River.

Underpass Murals

Singapore River One (SRO) started its first Underpass Art installation project in January 2013 with the goal of using design and culture as the medium for transformation and rebranding the River. Through this project, SRO hopes to enhance the connectivity between all three Quays (Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay), and encourage exploration along the entire stretch of the Singapore River.

Coleman Bridge Underpass (Towards Elgin Bridge)
  • A combination of several murals,


    Gaia – Mother Earth, Wild Beginnings, Going Green, Star Crossed Lovers & Smoke-up each of them depicting stories of history, urban folktales, environmental messages, that enhances the journey of on-foot exploration between quays through these underpasses.

  • The Murals : The Dove, The Dragon, The Clock,


    reminisce the different playground designs that were seen in various neighbourhoods in Singapore during the 70s and 80s.

Coleman Bridge Underpass (Towards G-max, Clarke Quay)
Elgin Bridge Underpass (Towards Boat Quay)
  • A collaboration between Singapore River One (SRO), Hewlett Packard (HP) and Raffles Design Institute (RDI) ,


    for the transformation of Singapore River Underpass Art Installation leading towards Singapore’s 50th Anniversary in April 2015.

    The first artwork, Back to the Past, depicts a mixture of the modern with the past and recreates the environment of yesteryears. The mural depicts the trade and transportation activities that took place along the Singapore River, taking viewers back to Singapore’s history.

    The second artwork, The Early Days, also references the history and encourages viewers to remember the good old days. In addition, the design displays various professions such as labourers, postmen, merchants, rickshaw pullers, policemen and food sellers in that time. The mural showcases the shop houses, vintage stores, wet market, hawker stalls and port.

  • The Vintage Timeline


    A timeline method to show the past and present of Singapore. From how it started until how it is now.

  • The Transformation


    The design juxtaposes the early founding stages of Singapore and the current stages of Singapore in the form of a light refreshing illustration. to demonstrate the impressive transformation of Singapore from a small fishing village to a modern city.”

Elgin Bridge Underpass (Towards Clarke Quay, Near Parliament House)