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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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  • Located along the Singapore River Raffles landing site where this statue stood. Explore the Board explaining that this image is in the landing point is the only inevitably to mark this image. White image here should see Raffles copy landfall was established from a sad but there's nothing like the black set with this.
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  • Statue that lifts the figure who is said to be the founder father of modern Singapore. The built statue captures a strong colonial relationship on Singapore's land and especially the Malay Archipelago...  more »
  • Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, located along the river. Bright white, and standing out. Found in the middle of the walk. No I'm not photography.
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  • It's located near the bridge which connect to merlion. So, u can spend several minutes here before or after going to merlion to get a beautiful snap.
  • Very nice location great respectability
  • 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.
  • Good view
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Message from Singapore Tourism Board
Visitors can grab a postcard-worthy moment with a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Visitors looking to photograph a historical Singapore icon should head to the Singapore River, where a white statue of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles - the founder of modern Singapore - stands guard. It is on this historic site where the British official first set foot on the island in 1819. A dark bronze statue of Sir Stamford Raffles is also located just a short walk away at the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall.