The figure portrays Sir Stamford Raffles, organizer of cutting edge Singapore. Two statues exist, at the Raffles Landing Site and Empress Place. Arms collapsed and watching attentively out to ocean, the white polymarble statue of Raffles at the Singapore River is regularly shot. Bring your selfies with this mainstream figure, situated at the memorable Raffles Landing Site where Raffles was accepted to first set foot on the island in 1819. The statue is really a duplicate of the first dull bronze statue, and was set here in 1969 on the 150th commemoration of Singapore's establishing. Today, the statue is a popular national icon (the white version is famous on some bold souvenirs) and relics a symbol of modern Singapore.