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Raffles Statues

There are two statues of Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, modern Singapore’s founder.  The earlier bronze statue in front of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall (depicted in the stamp on the left) was erected in 1887.  It was done by English artist, Thomas Woolner (1825-1892).  This statue was originally placed in the Padang but was moved to its current location in 1919.

The white marble statue, standing between the Old Parliament House (now Arts House) and the Empress Place Asian Civilisations Museum was erected in 1972 at the spot Raffles supposedly first landed on 29 January 1819.

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Written by victorkoo

28 December, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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