New show at Asian Civilisations Museum sets Sir Stamford Raffles in South-east Asian context

The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles along Boat Quay in Singapore.
The statue of Sir Stamford Raffles along Boat Quay in Singapore.PHOTO: SINGAPORE BICENTENNIAL OFFICE

He came. He saw. He collected.

And 158 items from Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles' collection can now be seen at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). Raffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And Statesman, the first major exhibition of this bicentennial year, is on from Feb 1 to Apr 28.

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