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.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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  • Where Raffles established Singapore as a colony for the first time landed on the island are here. Indeed, the mouth of the Singapore River in felt shaped like Bay, ship to location. However, actually was developing Singapore as a British colony in the 19th century, and considering the situation from the 17th century in West Malaysia and East Indonesia had entered East India Company It had left Singapore in the Straits lies in the middle of development seems to wonder.
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  • My friend was the first timer to Singapore, so one day I took him a tour around Singapore with no extra cost for entrance any interesting places in Singapore. A must visit of course this Raffles Landi...  more »
  • When visiting Singapore a short visit to Raffles Landing Site is worth a few moments of your time. Close to some quite good restaurants and of course the Statue of Raffles you can incorporate a few in...  more »
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  • Good place but couldn't find Raffles statue.no one knew about it
  • There's a statue and....that's about it. Important historically, but the city has changed a lot since his landing.
  • Raffles landed here, so it must be an amazing and important place!
  • Historic place
  • Quiet and clean
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