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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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  • A fine statue to the person who had a vision to turn a fishing village into one of the worlds trade hubs. If only he could see how far this island has come.  more »
  • The statue of Raffles along the banks of the Singapore River is a replica. A very good one and in a good spot to make a good photo, however the original statue is in front of the Victoria building beh...  more »
  • The man who has put Singapore on the map. Statue of Raffles stands in the Center and is not to be missed.
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  • Nice place for singapore history
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • The statue of Raffles at the location where he landed on 29 January 1819.

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