Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles


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British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826)

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Explore The hotel dates back to 1887 and was named after Singapore's English founder, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who transformed it from a fishing village into a bustling trade route 68 years earlier.
He's undoubtedly keen on the individuals (Clive of India, say, or Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who founded Singapore) who helped forge the empire.
By any standard, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was a remarkable figure.
To conclude, it is beyond doubt that there is a dire need to re-think and re-construct the hegemonic portrayals of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in the pages of Southeast Asian history.
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) founded modern Singapore in 1819.
Modern Singapore was founded in the 19th century with a little help from Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, a British statesman, who boldly flew the British flag on what was then a small fishing village surrounded by jungle.
Walking around the beautiful colonial building and grounds, which bears the name of Singapore's founder, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, I could just about imagine I had been transported back to its heyday 100 years ago.