Statue of Munesh Abdullah
Statue of Munesh Abdullah
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Neighbourhood: City Hall
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  • Raffles Place • 7 min walk
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Very good

Glasgow, UK179,650 contributions
Mar 2020
This statue stands in tribute to Abdullah Abdul Kadir, the Malay writer who accompanied Sir Stamford Raffles as an interpreter and translator. For others he is best known as the Father of modern Malay literature, hence his sobriquet Munshi Abdullah. Like the nearby statue of Raffles, this statue of Abdullah is made of white polymarble. It depicts Abdullah standing upright and dressed as a Malay gentleman of the 19th century. On his head he wears a hat, although I can’t tell if it’s a Fez hat or Malay kopiah, but probably the latter.

Worth a look if you’re in the Boat Quay area, but otherwise I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it.
Written 13 March 2020
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