The Raffles Hotel is a world class hotel and national monument in Singapore, dating from 1887. It was founded by the Sarkies brothers, luxury hoteliers also responsible for The Strand in Yangon, who acquired the original building and added additional wings. During World War II, Singapore was occupied by the Japanese, who turned the hotel into a ryokan. Now, every room in the hotel is a suite with Victorian-era furnishings. A staff of butlers are on hand to aide guests and help them unpack. The hotel’s Tiffin Room serves High Tea and an Indian buffet daily while the Long Bar is the home of the famous Singapore Sling. Although I’ve walked around the property several times, I’ve never stayed here as the price is much more than I can afford. However, I’m hoping to try the High Tea sometime soon.
This post is part of the a-z challenge.