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Raffles Landing Site

The Raffles Landing site in the Boat Quay area of downtown Singapore is the apparent location of the landing place for Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 when he signed a treaty that established modern day Singapore.

Marked by a white marble statue about 20 feet, or about 6 meters tall, the statue depiction of the father of Singapore is dwarfed by the surrounding office towers that now exist in the area, but nonetheless tells a historic tale of the founding of the country.

As the landing site is believed to be along the banks of the Singapore River, it is said that Raffles was able to establish a treaty with the local rulers within ten days of arriving that would pave the way for the construction of the city’s sprawling metropolis.

History aside, the statue is located in an open outdoor space that provides a great view of the buildings located in the opposite southern banks as well as an opportunity to take a quiet walk and relax.

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City Sightseeing Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Singapore, null
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City Sightseeing Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 606 Reviews

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the best way to see the ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Valid for 24 or 48 hours

From USD $28.02
Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour, Singapore, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 414 Reviews

Retrace the colonial history of Singapore on a jam-packed half-day tour. Highlighting the influence of Sir Stamford Raffles, the 4.5-hour afternoon tour takes ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.83
Singapore Night Sightseeing Tour with Gardens by the Bay and Bugis Street, Singapore, Historical & ... 
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Singapore Night Sightseeing Tour with Gardens by the Bay and Bugis Street

4 star rating: Recommended 349 Reviews

During this nighttime tour, experience the best of Singapore by both bus and foot. Enjoy a Singaporean dinner, watch an amazing light and sound show at Gardens ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.65
Private Tour: Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour, Singapore, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
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Private Tour: Raffles Hotel Singapore Half-Day Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Learn how Singapore became a vital international port and trading center for the Far East on this private tour that follows in the footsteps of Sir Stanford ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.30

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