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A statue of the man who created Singapore

Whilst this is just a statue it is of the man who created Singapore and for all those residents and visitors who enjoy this city should be grateful.

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Whilst this is just a statue it is of the man who created Singapore and for all those residents and visitors who enjoy this city should be grateful.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

It's just a statue - nice to see in the passing if you are walking along the river but nothing to go looking for specially.

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Evergem, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Yes its just a statue in honour of Sir Thomas Raffles, founder of modern Singapore, and i wouldnt go there especially to see it. But when you are having a walk and you pass this just look at the park and surrounding skyline together with the statue. This is Singapore.. The statue isnt just put there as an attraction in... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

only a statue but it's in a great location with Victoria theatre in background. if you head to that area its worth a look

Thank JohnG3121
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 28 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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Ghaziabad, India
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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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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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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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