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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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  • This time in Singapore, from the tail of the lion, along the Singapore River, on the way to the head of the carat and the connected, it is certain that the Singaporean mainland is not very much of an understanding of how great it is, not the symbol of the Empire and the colonial principle. The West has strengthened this flag, that is all, so there is no too much touch, but this pure white statue with the nearby high floor big building, can take the good picture.
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  • At the spot where he landed, not the original, as that is in the museum, stands the replica of Raffles. The instigator of the dvelopment of Singapore and it's trading. Nice to pass by, take a photo an...  more »
  • When you see the growth of the city with its high rise and shopping malls, not sure how Raffles would react or how many tourists would understand his significance. Whilst not an amazing structure, I d...  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.

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