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“Stop by if you're in the area.”

Raffles Landing Site
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“Stop by if you're in the area.”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Raffles supposedly landed first on St. John's Island. This "landing" site might thus be symbolic of a secondary landing (and a location where more people would visit, and see a statue, than the St. John's Island site).

Anyway - should you visit this site? Probably yes. Not necessarily as a destination in itself, but as part of a key area near the mouth of the Singapore River. The Fullerton Building (formerly the GPO, with great traditional architecture and now a hotel), the trinity of bridges across the river's mouth, the sort-of redeveloped riverfront, etc.

Visited September 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Nice place to find along the Singapore River”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Walking up the Singapore River between Marina Bay and Clark Quay, you pass the Landing Site of Sir Samford Raffle's for whom so much of Singapore's founding and early history is credited.

This statue of Sir Samford Raffles does make quite a striking figure with the Singapore skyline in the background. Best seen on clear days so you can take pictures with a blue sky behind the statues.

Overall, an interesting find for those who have a keen interest in the history of places the Landing Site. In the end, this is sort of fun place to find as, when it comes to Singapore, Raffles tops the class in terms of the city's historical figures.

If you want to learn more about this British personality do spend some time at the National Museum of Singapore, ideally before you visit the statue. Here, you can learn quite a deal about both Raffles and the founding of Singapore.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“A quick trip, but not too exciting”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Swing by and take a photo. See the fish statue, and then move on. Not too much to see here. It is a site of historical value mostly.

Visited September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Historic site- photo opportunity as you walk by on a day trip”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is an historic site- you walk by it if you're taking a walk in the vicinity.

Obviously, it's a site of great historic significance, as well as a photo opportunity with the statue.

However, i would not regard it as being a sightseeing destination in itself.

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“nothing to see here.”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The Good =)
~This landmark is installed as a memory-keepsake.

The Bad =(
~This area requires walking in the sun, unbearable for those afraid of heat.

My Tip for future visits:
~Skip this site.

Visited October 2013
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