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Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901)

Queen Victoria was born in 1819 – the year in which Raffles founded Singapore. Her rule lasted from 1837 to 1901, making her the longest reigning monarch in history.

During her rule the British Empire saw its greatest period of expansion. The countries under the British stretched round the world to form “the Empire on which the sun never sets“.

In Singapore many buildings and places were named in her honour. They include the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall in Empress Place, Empress Place Building, Victoria School, Victoria Junior College, Victoria Street, Victoria Park Road, Queen Street and Empress Road. At the Istana there is a statue of Queen Victoria, installed in 1887, celebrating the Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary) of her rule.

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Written by victorkoo

30 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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  1. the picture is so cool because its very enterieaxnsean to me and my friends and we are 14 in13 years old an in sstuides class this so cool 4 little kids to.

    Anonymous

    16 December, 2010 at 3:44 am


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