Sir Thomas Raffles

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Noun1.Sir Thomas Raffles - British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826)
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Back at sea level I enjoy a river cruise on an eco-friendly electric boat, departing from Clarke Quay and taking in waterside landmarks such as the landing site of Sir Thomas Raffles - the British statesman who founded modern Singapore and has a rather famous hotel here named after him.
She reminds us that while Sir Thomas Raffles established the British presence on the island, Singapore was an important point on maritime trade routes long before him.
Sir Thomas Raffles established it as a strategic port for trade between India and China.