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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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  • Raffles Sir images other than close was installed numerous artistic ornament. It is recommended to visit in the cool hours of the morning around the Sun it is not so.
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  • Found this picture on the way, try to walk to the merlion Park Hotel Clarke Quay. Knowing in Singapore for the first time other tourist lanatus even if eyes are gone, an image of what I. I'm ashamed. Beyond Singapore's high-rise buildings with great photo Spot as background. Regal-. But I didn't know it then, but original and is close to the "black Raffles', so familiar, we fit should have been.
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  • That landed Stanford Russell here in 1819, to commemorate it, the statue stands. I was so bad photogenic white statue is not much like. I think at this point of the beginning of the British colonial rule and mixed feelings;
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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