Southwest Island is also known as Huludao because of its shape like a gourd. Island palm forest, green grass, showing a subtropical scenery. People's musician Nie Er often practiced piano here when he was a student. To commemorate Nie Er, the Kunming Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League raised funds to build a statue of people's musician Nie Er in the center of Southwest Island. It was completed on July 17, 1985 and is still lifelike.