Thursday, October 21, 2010

SINGAPORE ~Sir Stampford Raffles Statue~

What a coincidence,only a while ago I received a hotel postcard with the name of the founder of Singapore (see with my Singapore collection) and today a view of the man himself... :-)
It is a bit strange to see those small, I think traditional houses, in front of big modern skyscrapers.

And again also with such wonderful stamps!

Sir Stamford Raffles Statue stands out with a panoramic view of Boat Quay.
he statue of Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles, cast in dark bronze by Thomas Woolner stands in front of Victoria Theatre.A replica made of pure white polymarble stands at North Boat Quay, at an area colloquially known as Raffles Landing Site, as this is the spot where Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore.
The Sir Stamford Raffles Statue in Singapore is situated along the Singapore River for a special reason. Sir Stamford Raffles divided up Singapore into different ethnic functional sub divisions that lived together harmoniously. He then went on to establish it as the largest trading port in the world - hence the significance of locating the status by the Singapore River.

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