A Splendid Little Colony: British Singapore 1819 - 1963


Golden Jubilee, 1887


Queen Victoria’s statue unveiled by the Chinese community in Singapore in 1887, on the occasion of her fiftieth year on the throne. The 6-feet high marble statue was presented to the Governor, Sir Cecil Clementi Smith.

Source: Song Ong Siang. One Hundred Years History of the Chinese in Singapore..
The inscription on the pedestal of the statue reads: “The statue of the Queen Victoria was presented by the Chinese community of Singapore in the year of Her Majesty’s Jubilee to be placed in the Government House as a memento of the loyal affections of Her Majesty’s Chinese subjects and of their gratitude for the benefit of her rule.” The statue remains till this day on the stately garden grounds of the Istana.


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