Singapore’s Significant Landmarks

Every country around the globe has different attractions that are given importance. Most of them are statues of national heroes, museums and more. In Singapore, there are several important historical landmarks that are given value.

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Sir Stamford Raffles Statue

A lot of establishments in Singapore have Raffles in their name. This is how popular and important Sir Stamford Raffles is. His journey in Singapore started when he began trading for the British East India Company in 1819. After settling to a company, trade in Singapore becomes common. Due to this, Sir Raffles is given credit and had created statue for him remembering his large contribution to the country.

Merlion

Measuring 26-foot tall, this mythological creature has the head of a lion and a fish-like body. Merlion is a national symbol for Singapore and is located at the Merlion Park (a park that is located in the Singapore River that connects to the Marina Bay). However, there are many replicas of Merlion that is scattered in the country. The tallest is located in the Sentosa Island wherein it measures 121-foot tall.

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Esplanade Park

This is where the world war heroes are placed. Monument of the World War II hero Lim Bo Seng (an espionage leader who died in captivity in Malaya) was built in Esplanade Park. Aside from commemoration for other war heroes, the park has theaters and halls.

Botanic Gardens

Founded in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the significant landmarks in the country. Having a orchid breeding program, the garden has achieved to increase the number of orchids.

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