Statue of Raffles
Statue of Raffles
3.5

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The area
Neighbourhood: Raffles Place
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 4 min walk
  • Telok Ayer • 8 min walk
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The statue is a replica of the original that is now located in front of the Victoria Theatre Clock Tower. The white marble sculpture stands atop a pedestal in the location where Raffles is said to have landed and was inaugurated in 1972. I guess the reason its white marble is not to confuse it with the original black bronze which was located there in 1887 and later relocated to its present position.
Written 30 December 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
(Sir) Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was an visionary British statesman, who changed the history of South-east Asia for the better. He was the governor of Java and later founded the settlement that became Singapore. Raffles recognised the potential of Singapore as an entrepot port, that is, as a port that could facilitate international trade. It was Raffles' foresight that made Singapore the dynamic and prosperous city-state it is today.
Written 8 July 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This statue stands in tribute to Sir Stamford Raffles, the British statesman widely considered to be the founder of Singapore. The statue depicts Raffles standing upright and dressed as a gentleman of the 19th century. His arms are folded and he is looking over to his right, into the distance with a slight smile on his face. I admire the sculpture, but not the material it’s made out of which makes it look cheap. This is one of many statues and sculptures on the promenade of Boat Quay and it’s worthwhile taking a look at a man who made history for Singapore and the British Empire.
Written 8 March 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,755 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
When you hear so much about Raffles and Singapore, it is hard to believe he stayed here less than a year, only a couple of months. However, there would have been no Singapore and certainly not a English speaking enclave in SE Asia without him. Raffles found a sneaky way to get the British in and Singapore as we know it was born. This is a great tribute to him. In addition, it is perfect for pictures, silhouetted against the skyscrapers and the river. It is also a place for tourist to have some fun.
Written 2 March 2020
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GregB052148
Tarpon Springs, FL629 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A bit of history perhaps, see as you walk along the river, but do not make a separate trip to see the statue.
Written 9 January 2020
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Business
It’s a big white statue of a guy apparently important to the history of Singapore. I never heard of him but it’s an ok statue.
Written 26 September 2019
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busconi
Wenatchee, WA5,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This statue of Sir Stamford Raffles is supposedly right at the spot where he landed the 28th of January, 1819. Considered by many as the father of modern Singapore.
Written 7 August 2019
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan1,045 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
This is a marble statue of the man considered the be the founder of Singapore. A historic figure in this area as he was a Significant in establishing British Rule not only in Singapore but also other countries in the region. If your a history buff you will like visiting the statue other than there isn't much to do here specially for the little ones
Written 13 June 2019
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YouDontWannaKnow
Novi Sad, Serbia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
there was a money hunt in singapore, so I basically went aorund because of it...
Id recommend anyone to visit it tho
Written 4 June 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This statue was erected at the place where Sir Stamford Raffles, is believed to have landed. We found it while taking the Singapore Golden Jubilee Walk, which is a great way to see many historic sites.
Written 16 May 2019
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