Statue of Raffles
Statue of Raffles
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Neighborhood: Raffles Place
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 4 min walk
  • Telok Ayer • 8 min walk
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
I notice that there are a lot of photographs on here from contributors that are actually of 'The Raffles Landing Site', located down by Boat Quay, and are therefore NOT photographs or reviews of the "Statue of Raffles". The original Statue of Raffles is to be found, as the address for this attraction here on Trip Advisor clearly states, in front of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall... (See my photo's). So please don't confuse the two!

The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles standing at 'The Raffles Landing Site' on the north bank of the Singapore River was unveiled in 1972 and is made from plaster casts from the original 1887 Raffles Statue currently standing outside the Victoria Concert Hall.

The original statue of Singapore's founder is worth a visit in it's prime spot by the attractive Victoria Theatre building.
Written October 26, 2014
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Global18970
35 contributions
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You are bound to walk by the one on the quay. I found it without trying on my first day. It's standard as statues go and standard for tourist photos. That one (white) is actually a copy - the original (dark colored) is a few blocks away next to the Asian Civ. Museum. But tourists are expected to see this one, so you will. No need to make an extra effort.
Written May 1, 2005
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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 June 4, 2019
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Harv and Les C
New Orleans, LA503 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
There are actually two statues of Raffles, the first and the original bronze statue is not the one that is most photographed. The replica is the one that most people photograph and is made of poly marble and a great place to take photo's and easy to find if you are near the downtown CBD area.

Although it was a long time ago when this dude arrived on the shores of this Malay island, thanks Stamford for laying the foundation which contributed to making Singapore one of the most vibrant and exciting cities to visit in the world today!
Written March 28, 2015
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MrGoh
Singapore, Singapore621 contributions
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You will get to the statue if you walk along Singapore River on the opposite side from boat quay.

Read about Sir Stamford Raffles before your visit so it will be more meaning when you take a picture with "him".
Written May 31, 2014
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
Marking the landing site of Sir Stamford Raffles on 29th Jan 1819. It is on the north bank of the river next to Victoria Theatre, the opposite side to all the restaurants on Boat Quay. There is not much on site information. He signed a treaty a week later on 6th Feb which was the formal founding of Singapore as a trading outpost of the British Empire. The Union Jack was then flown for the first time.
Written May 2, 2014
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LeeClaxton .
LeeClaxton .
London1,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
This is essentially the same as the Raffles Landing Site. Take a walk along the Singapore River on the Istana side (not the CBD side) and enjoy a little piece of history, first with the Asian Civilisations Museum, and then the so-called Statue of Raffles. Sir Stamford Raffles of course was the person who colonised Singapore for the British Empire and essentially oversaw the demolition of the tropical jungle here and laid the foundation for what the country has become today. It's free, and nice to take a photo, but it should not be done as a standalone attraction; rather enroute to Clarke Quay for a bite to eat, or as mentioned before, after a visit to the nearby museum.
Written April 3, 2014
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
During trips to Singapore we almost always end up walking the river between Marina Bay and Clark Quay. On the north side of the river, in the Boat Quay area, you will discover the supposed Landing Site Sir Samford Raffles for whom so much of Singapore's founding and early history is credited.

This statue of Sir Samford Raffles does make quite a striking figure with the Singapore skyline in the background. Best seen on clear days so you can capture pictures with a blue sky behind the statues.

Overall, an interesting find for those who have a keen interest in the history of places they visit. When it comes to Singapore, few if any historical figures come to mind ahead of Raffles. If you want to learn more about this British personality do spend some time at the National Museum of Singapore, ideally before you visit the statue. Here, you can learn quite a deal about both Raffles and Farquhar and their founding of Singapore.

In the end, a big question for us has always been why there is no statue of William Farquhar in the city? :-)
Written April 9, 2013
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
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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 July 8, 2022
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,858 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
It is marble statue of Singapore's built in 1819 for Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Rafflees
This Statue in close to Singaphore river and you can reach it by walking from Singaphore Cricket club to Old Pairlment street. I enjoyed walking to the stature and the
view of the river near statue awesome.
Take care the weather hot and humid and It would be better if come early or after noon to avoid flmae of the sun.
Written March 29, 2019
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