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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 a part of your Singapore vacation plans using our Singapore trip itinerary maker app .
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  • September 15, 2017
    This statue indicates where Raffles first landed in Sinagpore. It is located along the Singapore river and has great views of the city skyline. You can take a nice stroll along this stretch. Opposite ...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    And fewer tourists off the beaten path spots. River landscape photography recommendations. From the merlion Park within walking distance.
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  • August 26, 2017
    White figure rises on a pedestal, not far from the dam. This is a monument to the founder of Singapore, Raffles walnagli Charles. This guy made a great contribution in the development of the new colony, which became Pearl British colonial system.
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  • May 7, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
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  • November 26, 2016
    The statue of Raffles at the location where he landed on 29 January 1819.
  • January 28, 2016
    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.
  • October 26, 2014
    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.

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