Raffles Place Neighborhood
Raffles Place is a geographical location in Singapore, south of the mouth of the Singapore River. Located in the Downtown Core within the Central Area, it features some of the tallest buildings and landmarks of the country.
For almost two centuries, Raffles Place has been the designated business centre of Singapore. Under Sir Stamford Raffles' Town Plan in 1822, the hilly area at the southern side of the Singapore River was leveled to fill up the nearby swamps. It became the Commercial Square, which was renamed in 1858 as Raffles Place. Despite…