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2019 celebrates the bicentenary year of the landing of Stamford Raffles in Singapore to establish a British trading post. Celebrations and the national flag of Singapore is flown over public and private buildings throughout the Country. Obviously the site in 1819 was not as clean...More
The Stamford Raffles Landing Site, situated on the other side of the river from Boat Quay features a number of memorials and statues, documenting the known history of modern day Singapore.
This side of the river is the Civic Precinct, with government buildings, concert hall,...More
Stamford Raffles stands with his back to the Singapore river supposedly surveying the simple fishing village that was here when he landed - one of a number of interesting historic sites in this area which collectively make it a worthwhile visit
There seems to be some conjecture as to whether Raffles landed at Singapore River or Rochor River. Perhaps expediency has resulted in this site being nominated as the Landing Site; will we ever know? Fairly nondescript without the replica statue that is erected there. Good...More
It is (as the name suggests) supposedly the place where Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore. There is a statute of Stamford Raffles on the bank of the Singapore river (opposite side of Boat Quay) to commemorated this.
The sight feels bit underwhelming especially with the...More