Art of the Journey

The Amazing Raffles Hotel

Richard Whillas

Posted on April 29 2013

Nestled in the heart of modern Singapore, I dropped by the world famous Raffles Hotel which was more stunning than I imagined. Frequented in the past by some of the greats like Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Hitchcock and, just looking around, you could understand why. A charming mix of luxury, history and colonial ambiance made it feel like a whole other world, with not a hint of the bustling city just beyond the walls. Word on the street was that the home of the original Singapore Sling was there so I cruised the hotel to see if I could find it.

 

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