Singapore immortalizes contribution of seafarers with mural art

To thank seafarers, port workers and other frontline maritime personnel for keeping the Port of Singapore open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), together with PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) and Jurong Port (JP), have commissioned two mural art displays. 

The mural designs – one each at PSA and JP terminals – aim to highlight the vital role of these maritime personnel in ensuring that international trade and the flow of supplies into Singapore remain uninterrupted amidst the pandemic.

Each four-meter by two-meter mural incorporates elements and infrastructure specific to their site, such as quay crane, container cargo truck and container cargo ship at PSA terminals, and cement silos and tank terminals at JP terminals. 

Design elements such as brightly colored containers and free-flying sea birds are weaved in to showcase the vibrancy of the maritime industry amidst the uncertainty and challenges of the pandemic.

The mural art designs were conceptualized and painted by local artist, Jaxton Su and his team. PSA’s and JP’s staff also helped paint the murals, to show their appreciation to seafarers and maritime personnel.  

Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “During this COVID-19 pandemic, our seafarers, port workers and other frontline personnel have made personal sacrifices to keep our port and supply chains running. 

“Some were away from home for extended periods. Others took on some risks as they board vessels for their work in the port. MPA is proud of their collective achievement in flying the flag of our port high. 

“MPA will continue to work closely with stakeholders to ensure that the port operates uninterrupted to serve both locals as well as shipping companies alike.”

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