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Founding Father of Colonial Singapore

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... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed June 27, 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 stars Reviewed June 17, 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 stars Reviewed May 28, 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 stars Reviewed May 11, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We were very disappointed in this statue. It was purported to be black with age but we saw a statue that was stark white. We suspect (but have no proof) that the statue was away for cleaning and what we saw was simply plaster - but there was no sign to say so.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a statue of the colonial founder of Singapore.A statue lots of tourists come to see.You will this on your walkabout in the city state.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The founder of Singapore's statue is something that is worth visiting, just because it means you are in the right areas of the city (there are lots of other things to do here). Quite appropriate the have a statue of this man.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Standing lloking out at the river and landing site, The statue of Sir Raffles gives appropriate recognition to the founder of the great city of Singapore. His planning of the city is still quite evident today and his contributions to its development are monumental.

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