I am starting a new series on sculptures/statues found along Singapore River.
This is the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles.
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles is famously known as the founder of modern Singapore.
Besides signing the treaty with Sultan Hussein on 6 February 1819 and thus placing Singapore as a British settlement, Raffles made several contributions that helped establish Singapore as a thriving settlement.
In December 1818, Raffles left Calcutta in search of a new British settlement to replace Malacca. Raffles arrived in Singapore on board a ship called Indiana on 28 January 1819.
The statue marked the landing site of Sir Stamford Raffles. You can read more from about him and his achievement from source.
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