Tours In Singapore – Visiting The Raffles Hotel
We LOVE going to Raffles!
Opened in 1887 by the Sarkese Brothers and named after British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (the founder of Singapore) this is an absolute must see in Singapore. But get there quick as its closing for renovation from Dec 2017 to the middle of 2018!
This fabulous artwork of the Raffles hotel can be found on display in the Raffles gift shop. Long gone are the days when tigers roamed the district but the doorman is ever present in his iconic uniform! Here’s a fun fact for you – in 1902 the last tiger to be killed in Singapore was finally shot while cowering under the hotel’s Bar & Billiard Room, then an elevated building.
Left to Right: Daryl, Su Ling, Narjan, Laura and Gee Soo.
This is us, your Hello Singapore tours team, at Raffles with Narjan, the most photographed man in Singapore! He has been the doorman at Raffles for 25 years!
Ask us to include a visit to Raffles as part of your Singapore walking tour and we’ll tell you the story behind the infamous cocktail – the Singapore Sling…. yes there will be time to try one as well!