Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Singapore  /  Singapore  /  Sightseeing  /  Raffles Landing Site

Raffles Landing Site, Singapore

3.3
#62 of 151 in Sightseeing in Singapore
Pier / Boardwalk Landmark
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."
Plan to visit Raffles Landing Site and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Singapore attractions using our Singapore travel itinerary maker.
Source
Create an itinerary including Raffles Landing Site
map

Plans in Singapore by other users

2 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Sentosa Island & Singapore BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Singapore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Singapore

For leading chain hotels, head to the area around Orchard Road, considered the tourist center of Singapore due to its varied selection of rooms, good travel links, and tourist-focused businesses. At the eastern end of the road, you'll find more luxurious and expensive options, with hotels located in impressive colonial-era architecture. North and south of this main artery, backpacker hostels and budget hotels provide affordable rooms with basic facilities.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
74 reviews
Google
4.0
  • If you are walking around Singapore this is the site where Sir Stamford Raffles landed where a statue has been erected in his honor . It's worth visiting to get a flavour of the historical area and si...  more »
  • add this too your walking tour as it features some interesting info about raffles. plenty of attractions nearby too make trip worthwhile  more »
  • Singapore does not have many historically significant spots, this is one of them, nothing exceptional to see, but nice to visit to get the perspective  more »
Google
  • Must visit for history lovers and photo graphers.
  • when we went there there was a live orchestra playing. Unbelievable
  • Amazing view from Raffle Statue!
  • The Man who changed Singapore forever has a statue on the spot he landed.
  • What a wow view