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Statue of Raffles, Singapore

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2.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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, of course, a very famous person in SOUTHEAST ASIA. He did much for the prosperity of colonial Britain. These people and ensure greatness, riches and power of the British Empire. No wonder that in honor of him called many places either by name or by last name. By the way, in honor of it just called ogoromnyj-flower rafflesia. In addition to the founding of Singapore, it has merit getting the excavation of the Temple of Borobudur in Java (Indonesia). So I really did have fun to look at his statue. Surprised only that the statue is white. So the pictures don't always turn out well. Next to the monument there is a map with the option route on the colonial part of Singapore from 20 points.
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  • Standing in the Raffles Sir beachhead and the thing. Twink's face was what really? I think. Here being one who was so lonely. Across the Bay was built in European style with colorful houses. And high-rise buildings in its back. It is somewhat disproportionate landscape.
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  • I went in that the starting point of modern Singapore. Cool modern buildings built in back up too well. The locals were cool in the shade around the park like I was flowing and the laid-back time.
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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
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