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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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  • This sculpture is of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. Located at Raffles Landing Site, the place where Raffles was believed to have first set foot in 1819. This statue is a copy of the ...  more »
  • This should not have been listed as an attraction. It's just a statue, and an average one at that. Yes, Raffles was responsible of making a sleeping fishing town into a trading port, but his statue is...  more »
  • Restaurants spread along the River on the other side of the statue, the unusual landscape. You passed when you go from Clarke Quay to the merlion Park.
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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