The Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles is an iconic landmark in Singapore, memorializing British imperial influences in the region. The bronze statue, which stands on the northern bank of the Singapore River, was designed by Thomas Woolner and unveiled on the centenary of the founding of Singapore in 1819 by Sir Thomas Raffles. The statue stands on a marble plinth that is inscribed with a plaque celebrating the founding of Singapore and its era of prosperity, as well as the character of Sir Stamford Raffles. The statue is an important symbol of Singapore's past and an intriguing part of the city's history. It is a great spot to visit, offering views over the river and the bustling Marina Bay skyline. The Raffles landing site is close by, making it possible to walk in the footsteps of Singapore’s founder. Nearby, you can also visit the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Metropolitan Yacht Club, the Clifford Pier and Merlion Park.
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