Raffles Hotel

Built in 1887 and now a national monument, the legendary Raffles Hotel is the Victorian jewel in Singapore's ultra-modern crown.

Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward and Charlie Chaplin have all succumbed to the hotel's colonial charms and today, it's become one of the city's greatest and most popular sights.

Come for the famous Tiffin Curry Buffet in the Tiffin Room or to sip sweet and sour Singapore Slings at the Long Bar, where this cocktail was first shaken. English afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel is also a national treasure; it's a tradition that's been upheld for years and the colonial setting offers beauty and elegance all at once. From savoury sandwiches to delicate cakes, those all-important scones with jam and cream plus a huge selection of tea and coffee, enjoy the tranquility of afternoon tea in the plush surroundings of this world-famous hotel.