This statue of Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, is built on the (supposed) exact spot where he first landed. Second only to the Merlion as most popular place in Singapore to take a picture of yourself, and having the skyscrapers and the shophouses of Boat Quay in the background helps to explain why. The statue here is actually a replica; the original can be found in front of the Victoria Theatre.
9 Empress Pl, Singapore
Nearest Transit: Raffles Place (Line: North South Line & East West Line)
Raffles Statue and Nearby Attractions on Map
S.E.A. Aquarium(1.5 km)
The largest oceanarium in the world.
Singapore's official symbol, 8.
Sands SkyPark(1 km)
Singapore's single most dramatic landmark, the SkyPark defies gravity, perched 55 stories above the ground like a surfboard on top of the three hotel towers.
Singapore City Gallery(1.2 km)
3-storey visitor gallery with large scaled models of the entire country (ground floor) as well as the city centre (incredibly life-like), which provide good orientation of the country for first-timers.
Thian Hock Keng Temple(0.9 km)
The oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore, dating back to 1821, although the structure was thoroughly refurbished in 2000.
Chinatown Heritage Centre(0.9 km)
An excellent museum chronicling how Chinatown came to be and the privation suffered by early migrants.
Marina Barrage(2.3 km)
Provides an educational look at the inner workings of a reservoir and the move towards environmental sustainability.
1-Altitude Viewing Gallery(0.4 km)
Viewing gallery opened in 2010 at the rooftop of OUB Centre offers an unparalleled 360-degree view of Singapore from the highest point in the city-state at 282 metres.
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