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Statue Of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Singapore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamford_Raffles

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a Britishstatesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore (now the city-state of the Republic of Singapore). He is often described as the "Father of Singapore". He was also heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from Dutch and French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. He was also a writer and wrote a book entitled History of Java (1817).

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