Raffles hotel is a journey back into Singapore's colonial past, and the grandeur of its outside is only matched by its fascinating interior
In the courtyards of the Raffles hotel, you'll find fountains, luxury shops, bars and restaurants
In 1887 the hotel was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles, and it began to offer accommodation in just 10 rooms. Twelve years later the main building was inaugurated, and at the beginning of the 20th century, it became a symbol of power in the East.
It was temporarily used to house Allied prisoners in the Second World War, and in 1987 the governor of Singapore classified it as a national monument, giving it a 160 million dollar budget for remodelling.
Fun fact: it was here that the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented!
Wander around its shopping gallery, drink a coffee on one of the terraces, and if your budget stretches, stay in one of its 103 suites:
MRT: City Hall, green and red lines
Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay (576 m) Merlion Park (893 m) Kampong Glam (989 m) Boat Quay (1 km) Singapore Flyer (1.1 km)