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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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  • 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 »
  • Landed, Sir Raffles in Java Vice Governor of the East India Company in 1819, Singapore "found" the location is on the other side of the current Boat Quay. Standing white statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, to arms, tow behind the high-rise buildings in front of the Empress place, the photo spot.
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  • 新加坡有兩座萊佛士雕像。在這裡,你會找到白色的。它標誌著萊佛士於1819年1月29日降落新加坡。這個降落點位於駁船碼頭對面。抵達後,萊佛士在新加坡逗留了10天,並簽署了一項將新加坡變成英國殖民地的條約。  more »
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  • Amazing view from Raffle Statue!
  • St patrick's day was good
  • Cảnh đẹp, sạch sẽ.
  • 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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