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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  • At the place where Raffles landed, a replica of his statue. Whilst the Boat Quay area is worth more exploration, stop here to take a photo, but not much else.  more »
  • This is the place that Raffles landed in the early 1800's and from where Singapore was founded and grew. There is a statue there of Raffles, a duplicate, the original is elsewhere in the City (Victori...  more »
  • History as a British colony Singapore, Thomas Stamford Ruffles as East India Company senior staff members were working in Indonesia region landed in 1819, the beginning started to develop as one of the bases and the Netherlands to win the And student and student Nobuo Kiyoshi Saburo, Raffles Zhuan (1942, Toyo Bunko), could barely go to the place since I read what I had thought.
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  • Raffles landed here, so it must be an amazing and important place!
  • Experience was so so...No more site is to see dere
  • Must visit for history lovers and photo graphers.
  • when we went there there was a live orchestra playing. Unbelievable
  • Amazing view from Raffle Statue!

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