Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My World Tuesday - Sculptures Trail along Singapore River - Sir Stamford Raffles

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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Rajesh said...

Wonderful sculpture. Looking forward to more.

zeal4adventure said...

Thanks for the brief history.

Snap said...

Thank you! I learned something new today ... about Raffles and Singapore.

alwaysbackroads said...

Thanks for sharing. I hadn't known of this man. Sir Raffles is not a haughty name! Nice shots.