06 Mar '11, 1am

Passers-by who viewed the bowl-like sculpture at MBS as a wishing well, have tossed in $22,000 in coins since last year

Passers-by who viewed the bowl-like sculpture at MBS as a wishing well, have tossed in $22,000 in coins since last year

Called Rain Oculus, the sculpture (above and below) at Marina Bay Sands looks like a big bowl of swirling water, leading many people into thinking it is a wishing well. -- ST PHOTOS: TED CHEN A BOWL-LIKE sculpture with a swirling whirlpool has been pulling in the crowds at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) - and sucking in serious cash as well. The acrylic and stainless steel art installation is part of the integrated resort's Art Path of giant works by renowned international artists. But passers-by view the sculpture as a wishing well and have tossed in a remarkable $22,000 in coins since the installation opened late last year. It is not known how much the artwork, titled Rain Oculus and by American artist and sculptor Ned Kahn, is worth. But it is awash with cash, going by the number of shiny coins LifeStyle spotted over three visits in its see-through bowl perched above the centra...

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