The beach, sand and scotching hot sun were never friends of mine but for the sake of capturing artistically crafted sand sculptures, I tagged along with my friend to Sentosa. I brought my whines along as we made our way to the tentages specially set up to house 2,400 square metres of exhibition space on Siloso Beach.
Not much of a traffic issue despite being a Saturday, probably thanks to the heat and sun as we walked through the firmly erected sand structures admiring and capturing photos of our favourites. These sands sculptures definitely reminded me of my trip to Huabin in China, popular for their ice/snow sculptures that reached storeys tall. The only difference was the temperature and I did not miss the -30 degrees celsius and wearing multiple layers of clothes.
There were many ushers stationed around and the exhibition was divided into 3 different zones.
Zone 1 – Our Sandsational Singapore (Singapore, Ho Say!)
This zone features 15 sand sculptures inspired by the local culture, quirks and colloquial slangs. Examples would be “Blur like Sotong, Gabra like Zebra”, “Jiak Zua” (To eat Snake) and “Kan Cheong Spider”. Their images attached below.
Zone 2 – Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship
The 14 international sand master’s masterpieces demonstrate their creative expressions of ‘Imagination’ through sand work. Examples would be “Tropical Splendor” and “Broken Heart”.
Zone 3 – Shifting Sand 2
A showcase of interactive sand art pieces by JOOheng, which pays homage to his exhibition held at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach in 2010, when he became the first sand sculptor in Singapore to hold his own sand sculpture exhibition.
Note that I only select and feature personal favourites to post below. Also do check out the fine detailings of some of these sand art that kept me staring for quite some time.
|Blur like Sotong, Gabra like Zebra|
|Jiak Zua (To eat snake)|
|Kan Cheong Spider|