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This statue of Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, is built on the (supposed) exact spot where he first landed.
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
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