Arms folded and looking thoughtfully out to sea, the white polymarble statue of Raffles at the Singapore River is often photographed by tourists and locals alike.
Take your selfies with this popular figure, located at the historic Raffles Landing Site where Raffles was believed to first set foot on the island in 1819.
The statue is actually a copy of the original dark bronze statue, and was placed here in 1972, on the 150th anniversary of Singapore’s founding.
If you want to see the much older, original statue, it’s just a short stroll away, in front of Victoria Memorial Hall at Empress Place. Sculpted by renowned English sculptor and poet Thomas Woolner, it was unveiled on Jubilee Day on 27 June 1887.