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Raffles Statue
Title: Raffles Statue
Description: Although the history of Singapore goes back to the 7th century as a Sumatra trading centre, it was when Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles landed in 1819 and decided that it should become a British maritime base that the modern Singapore was born. This statue of Raffles stands at the point where he first landed in the country near to the entrance to the Singapore River. Reminders of Raffles are all over the city even though he only stayed nine months and died in 1827.
Date: November 1986
National Museum and Art Gallery
Title: National Museum and Art Gallery
Description: The history of Singapore is well linked to Raffles, with the National Museum and Art Gallery being originally named Raffles Museum when built in 1887.
Date: November 1986
National Museum and Art Gallery
Title: National Museum and Art Gallery
Description: A closer view of the National Museum from the corner of Fort Canning Road.
Date: December 1986
Raffles Hotel
Title: Raffles Hotel
Description: This is the main entrance of the famous Raffles Hotel, well known for its Singapore Sling cocktail which can be ordered at the Long Bar. The hotel is forever associated with Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham. This picture was taken in 1986, the hotels 100th anniversary. Originally opened by the Armenian Sarkie brothers it has been visted by much royalty from both east and west and evokes the spirit of the Raj.
Date: November 1986
Raffles Hotel
Title: Raffles Hotel
Description: A side view of the famous hotel.
Date: November 1986
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