Visiting Raffles' grave the day I turned 24

It started with author Neil Humphreys' Facebook post on Jan 28 when the Singapore Bicentennial was launched, and he shared his visit to the burial site of Sir Stamford Raffles in London.

Jan 28 was my birthday and I happened to be in London, so why not make the day meaningful by following what Mr Humphreys did? Anyway, Raffles' grave was situated close by, at St Mary's Church in Hendon, a 30-minute train ride from the city.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2019, with the headline 'Visiting Raffles' grave the day I turned 24'. Print Edition | Subscribe