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Sir Stamford Raffles - Art Collector & Discoverer of Singapore
Denise Heywood
08/11/2019 Friday

East Surrey Area Special Interest Morning

Sir Stamford Raffles, whose name is synonymous with a luxury hotel rather then the greatest Buddhist temple in the world, Borobudur, was the enlightened colonial administrator of Java.

in 1814, he discovered the 8th century temple hidden under volcanic ash, acquired wondrous artefacts from Indonesia such as shadow puppets, sculptures and textiles, now in the British Museum, and founded Singapore, the most important port in the East.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Singapore.

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