(Photo: The Straits Times)

No, it's not for eating.

The giant pineapple sculpture that Nee Soon GRC MP Lee Bee Wah (in red and black) is looking at is part of a new art trail in Yishun which was launched on 30 July. To her right is Nee Soon South Citizens Consultative Committee chairman Alex Lee. The 1.8m-high work of art highlights how most of Nee Soon was once covered with rubber and pineapple plantations.

Nee Soon was also named after merchant Lim Nee Soon, who owned most of these plantations. He was nicknamed the Pineapple King.

The art trail, which starts at Block 850 Yishun Street 81, also features murals which show what Nee Soon looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.


First published in The Straits Times