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There is a sizeable population of Sikhs in Singapore, originally employed chiefly in the police and military forces. Sikhs are mostly large bodied and powerful. In regiments in armies of countries, such as India, they are considered to be the most courageous and often highly decorated. No wonder that their statues were often installed as guardians of the graves of rich and powerful deceased of Singapore. 

 

The last image in the series of the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery.

CCK IV

There is a sizeable population of Sikhs in Singapore, originally employed chiefly in the police and military forces. Sikhs are mostly large bodied and powerful. In regiments in armies of countries, such as India, they are considered to be the most courageous and often highly decorated. No wonder that their statues were often installed as guardians of the graves of rich and powerful deceased of Singapore. 

 

The last image in the series of the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2012, 01:56
Its a fine, weathered statue, Ayush, and looks entirely capable of providing on-going protection.
Ayush Basu: Yes, it did blend in well with the surroundings. The graves probably received some attention over time but none for these custodians.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2012, 05:51
He looks a rather stern guardian Ayush
Ayush Basu: i wonder which one would scare people off more: these guardians or lingering spirits of the departed ones
This is a wonderful image Ayush! Beautiful color and detail!
Ayush Basu: Thanks for your comment Elizabeth
They Sikh him here, they Sikh him there, they Sikh that large powerful bodied religious man everywhere.

Sorry about that but I could not resist it.
Ayush Basu: I was having a hectic day at work and your comment made me smile grin
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2012, 08:46
He does look very imposing and an excellent photo Ayush.
Ayush Basu: A well done statue there...
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2012, 10:42
Love these old statue's as the age Aynsh.
Ayush Basu: I agree with you
A fine head, clearly a man of substance
Ayush Basu: Exactly. I particularly liked the whiskers
Very interesting narrative Ayush, they do seem to be large bodied men. A fine statue head here.
Ayush Basu: and fearsome too
Interestting!
Ayush Basu: Thanks a lot!
This is a great profile portrait of the statue Ayush... thank you for the history about the Sikhs in Singapore....petersmile
Ayush Basu: am glad you thought so smile
His statue colours blend so nicely with the leaves. An interesting series.
Ayush Basu: thank you very much
looks a bit grumpy
Ayush Basu: yes i believe the idea was to make them stern looking to intimidate people
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2012, 08:38
You've made this very educational, Ayush. Thank you.
Ayush Basu: and thank you for visiting and commenting regularly
A very noble head Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your visit and the comment
very nice
This is a foreboding looking chat
Great capture of a rather fearsome fellow, Ayush. We have a good friend, Devinder, originally from the Punjab, who is a Sikh. He doesn't wear the headdress, however.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2012, 19:48
I always wonder about people putting up statues to guard against something. They want the statue to fall on the wrongdoer?

The statue is very much a Sikh

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