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Statue of Raffles, Singapore

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Monument Tourist Spot
The founder of modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles is timelessly encapsulated at Statue of Raffles. The statue sits in the spot that tradition says the Raffles first landed in the city, at Boat Quay. Originally unveiled in 1887, the original figure was replaced by an all-white polymarble edition in 1972. Sir Raffles stands, arms folded, gazing thoughtfully out over the sea. The statue has a quirky history itself, having been relocated twice: first for being too close to a nearby football pitch, and second for temporary protection during Japanese occupation. The original, bronze statue still exists just a short walk away. Make Statue of Raffles part of your personalized Singapore itinerary using our Singapore holiday planner.
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  • This statue is commentate the place where Raffles landed initially but I am not sure that is accurate Over looking the river and worth a look as you pass by  more »
  • Whilst this is just a statue it is of the man who created Singapore and for all those residents and visitors who enjoy this city should be grateful.  more »
  • It's just a statue - nice to see in the passing if you are walking along the river but nothing to go looking for specially.  more »
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  • Stamford Raffles is recognized as Singapore’s founder and there are many places in the country that pay tribute to him, including this one. Add this to your itinerary and stop by for pictures if you are planning to explore downtown Singapore.
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  • The statue of Raffles at the location where he landed on 29 January 1819.
  • Iconic spot of Singapore, where the founder of the country is being idolized. Nothing much around the area, but great to just see the statue next to the Singapore river.
  • A statue commemorating the site supposedly where Raffles first landed in Singapore. This really defined the city and its expansion into a global financial center. The statue is ok, but the buikdis around really steal the show.