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Statue of Raffles, Singapore

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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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  • Raffles Sir landing point of the Singapore River, stands the white statue of him, but black statue of the original stands in front of the Victoria Theatre. Young white statue, and cool black image can feel age and dignity, and too much is the favorite.
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  • 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 »
  • Yes its just a statue in honour of Sir Thomas Raffles, founder of modern Singapore, and i wouldnt go there especially to see it. But when you are having a walk and you pass this just look at the park ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 在维修……郁闷了