Raffles Landing Site, Singapore

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The Raffles' Landing Site is the location where tradition holds that Sir Stamford Raffles landed in on 28 January 1819. The site is located at Boat Quay within the Civic District, in the Downtown Core of the Central Area, Singapore's central business district.
On 29 January 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles landed at this site for his first visit, which lasted ten days. During this period, he concluded the first treaty with the local rulers.
The site is denoted by a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles and is located on the north bank of the Singapore River. The present polymarble statue was unveiled in 1972 which was made from plaster casts from the original 1887 figure that currently stands opposite Victoria Concert Halls.
The Plaque at the landing site reads "On this historic site, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles first landed in Singapore on 29th January 1819, and with genius and perception changed the destiny of Singapore from an obscure fishing village to a great seaport and modern metropolis."
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  • This place is where Sir Stamford Raffles first landed in Singapore. This place is located beside the Singapore River. The view here was very good night.
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  • The Raffles Landing Site is where Sir Raffles first arrived in Singapore. There is a statue of Raffles. The view here at night was great.
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  • The site is marked by a stature of Sir Stamford Raffles. It is believed to be where he landed on the banks of the Singapore River. It is across the river from Boat Quay.  more »
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  • The vicinity of the statue (most likely the promenade facing Clark Quay) is supposedly where Raffles stepped foot on upon reaching this island. It doesn't look very obvious since there are no crowds and its colors blend with the tiles of the promenade. It's a good thing in a way that you won't be overwhelmed by other tourists if you are looking to take a snap. Look up how Raffles used to look before finding this statue, since there are multiple other statues in the area. The Parliament, Supreme Court, and the National Gallery are within minutes of walking distance.
  • Great spot to view #iLight fountain show
  • I love buildings around this area.
  • Raffles was a great man for Singapore.
  • I enjoyed this place above all. Riverwalk is free. Next time i'll try to walk the whole promenade and see all the attractions around the area, maybe up to the Gardens by the Bay. Best to start early morning or late afternoon til evening. Wear comfy shoes & try their ice cream sandwich!
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