The raffles landing site is one of the most iconic structures in Singapore. This is a location of great historical significance that laid the foundation stone for the modern day Singapore.
Sir Stamford Raffles
Sir Stamford Raffles was a British statesman and was the Lieutenant Governor of British Java and known as the father/Founder of Singapore. He had led so many conquests and was a key member who helped the British Empire to expand
History says that this was the site Sir Stamford Raffles landed in 28th of January 1819 and concluded his first treaty. It was said that his stay lasted for 10days.today this site is denoted by a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles located on the north bank of the Singapore River.
This historic site is located in the downtown core within the civic district in the Singapore central district and close to some of the good renown Hotels in Orchard Road Singapore.
The Statue of Raffles
The white marble statue is the landmark for this historical location which has changed an ordinary fishing village a world a modern seaport and a thriving metropolis. The statue is 6meters or 20 feet tall.
Located in the Singapore central district and on the northern banks of the magnificent Singapore river, this is undoubtedly one of the easily accessible historical monuments in Singapore you can visit here by a taxi if you are planning your stay in one of the exquisite hotels located close by like the Grand Park Orchard or you can get on board a bus to reach here.
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