ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS SINGAPORE ICON MUG
Starbucks Singapore Icon Mug front design features Sir Stamford Raffles’ Statue.
Sir Stamford Raffles’ Statue, sculpted by Thomas Woolner, is a popular icon of Singapore.
The statue depicts Raffles, standing tall, arms folded, with an aura of quiet assurance
It was installed on Jubilee Day on 27 June 1887 at the Padang and relocated to the Empress Place during the Centenary Celebrations on 6 February 1919.
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, FRS (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a British statesman, 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.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometers north of the equator.
An island country made up of 63 islands
it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation. Part of various local empires since being inhabited in the 2nd century AD, Singapore hosted a trading post of the East India Company in 1819 with permission from the Sultanate of Johor. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824 and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS SINGAPORE ICON MUG
Starbucks Singapore has 4 icon mugs. Starbucks Singapore Icon Mug Orange Raffles is newly released and its still available in all Starbucks stores.