{singapore} fancy raffles hotel

October 10, 2015

Raffles Hotel Singapore is famous. Since its opening in 1887, this 5-star hotel has been welcoming fancy guests from all over the world in its ridiculously-nice suites. Trust me when I say that I did not stay in the Raffles Hotel during my time in Singapore because that would have cost more than perhaps my entire trip to the country. Nevertheless, it’s worth a walk through, which is, of course, free. I especially loved reading the history signs that the hotel has scattered around its grounds in order to learn more about the country and hotel’s history. I mean, did you know that the famous Singapore Sling (cocktail) was created right in the Raffles Hotel? And that this year is its 100th anniversary? And that it was created so that women would be allowed to enjoy alcohol in public?

The most striking thing about this whole place, though, is the fact that is colonial style so sharply contrasts its surroundings, which makes it a reminder of the past and why Singapore is the way it is now. Take a walk through with me!

Read more about our Singapore adventure here: little india’s hindu temples little india’s buddhist templesdomed mosque

A Singaporean hotel photo adventure:

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2 Responses to “{singapore} fancy raffles hotel”

  1. annalice said

    did you stay at any hotels? haha

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