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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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  • So this place is Raffles first landed in Singapore, white Raffles statue has been built. Since it represents has been on the back River, landed where? Away from the river side.
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  • Raffles Landing Site is the spot where tradition has it that the founding father of modern Singapore, Sir Standford Raffles, landed on 29 January 1819. On this first visit he stayed just 10 days and m...  read more »
  • Took a stroll along the canal and came across the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. Looks rather lost in the concrete jungle surrounding him now, but worth the walk to find him. 
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  • A statue of Raffles stands at the site of his first landing in the city. This lead to the city's expansion into a global financial center. The statue is really dwarfed by the huge skyscrapers in the background.
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  • Raffles landing site. Singapore is the most respected, not a degree, find a Raffles. deliberately walks in Boat Quay to meet.
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