Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles
Getting there:Take the MRT to Raffles Place MRT Station (EW14/NS26) and walk across Cavenagh Bridge.
Operating Hours:Daily 24 hours.
Description: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles first landed in Singapore on 28th January 1819 to set up a port for the British in the area. To commemorate Sir Stamford Raffles in setting up the British colony, British sculptor-poet Thomas Woolner was instructed to create a statue of Raffles. This statue was cast in bronze and unveiled in 1887. In 1972, a polymarble statue, made from plaster casts of the original figure, was unveiled and placed at the supposed landing site of Sir Stamford Raffles. This statue stands on a plinth, in his now famous pose of crossed arms and looking off into the distance with an aura of command about him.