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 29 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.HistoryOn 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.Plaque inscriptionThe 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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  • August 3, 2017
    The white statue of Raffles is located here to mark the site, but other than that there's not really too much to see. Decent views of the city. A healthy imagination is required in order to get an ide...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    Here stands a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles on what I presume is close to where he landed in 1819 and founded the modern Singapore in all its then colonial glory now transformed by time into a thrivi...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    Asian Civilisations Museum a tribute to River in front of a stone commemorating the landing of raffles. Landmark one, have a close encounter with c.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Raffles landed here, so it must be an amazing and important place!
  • September 6, 2017
    Experience was so so...No more site is to see dere
  • July 8, 2017
    Must visit for history lovers and photo graphers.
  • March 29, 2017
    when we went there there was a live orchestra playing. Unbelievable
  • November 10, 2016
    Amazing view from Raffle Statue!

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