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Sculpture of founder of Singapore

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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 original bronze statue. The original statue is in front of Empress Place, a short walk away.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

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 not at all awe inspiring. See it, it you pass by. Else, give it a miss

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We walked by the statue by chance. Stopped, took a picture, read the information posted and walked on. Nice area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Raffles place has a lot of importance to the people of Singapore. Once a quite green patch is now a much needed open space between some of the most famous high rises of Singapore. Sir Stamford Raffles is known as the founder of modern Singapore. Raffles place is made to give respect to his contribution. By the south side of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very significant statue of Sir Stamford Raffles which was used to commemorate the site of his landing in Singapore in 1819. It is known as the white statue to differentiate between the other statue which is black, and now stands outside the Victoria Theatre. Important for it's significance of the period of Colonial Rule, albeit Singapore may... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

What can I say? It's a statue. Makes a fun picture, though, at night against all the lights of the city. Wandered upon it while in the neighborhood.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Obviously it's just a statue, so it's not worth visiting as a main target destination (unless you're majorly in love with Sir Raffles Stamford (♥ω♥*)). Do visit for the area instead, because it's a beautiful place to stroll next to the Singapore River.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

A nice place to see the Boat Quay, Raffles is an institution in Singapore and you cant go by much without seeing the name. The statue is a great place for historians who like to see where he landed and take the opportunity to take a photo of the statue

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Absolutely gleams in the sun. I don't know if they just make sure to maintain the statue well or if it's just meant to represent the benefits of western colonialism, either way it's a striking statue by the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

It is famous and OK to see but don't stay there for more than a couple of minutes just for a quick photo.

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