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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Raffles Hotel

The tropical garden style courtyard of Raffles Hotel, a colonial style hotel dating back to 1887. Its founders are Armenians, the Sarkies Brothers, and it's named after the founder of modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles.
A close-up look at one of the coconut palm trees dotting the courtyard, and the leafy ornamental detail on its pillars.
An old style fountain, one of a few on its grounds ...
Seah Street Deli, a New York style delicatessen serving American sandwiches, entrées and salads, just one of the dining options in the hotel.

Tailored dress, bag and shoes made by a former dressmaker who had a shop in the hotel in the 1900s, on display at the Raffles Museum.

The museum displays memorabilia and old photographs and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Apart from the museum, there's also a hotel shop on the ground selling interesting souvenirs and books that's worth a visit.
The Raffles Culinary Academy runs cooking and lifestyle classes by award-winning executive chefs. Dishes are Asian, international and fusion.


A small garden is tucked away in one of the recesses of the hotel's compound.
Isn't this heliconia rostrata growing amongst the foliage at the hotel lovely?

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9 comments:

  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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  2. I think this is the closest I can get to seeing Raffles. Lovely post.

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  3. I like how they have a museum to display artifacts from their past. Hotel guests can get a good sense of history about the place they are staying at. Your photos gave an excellent tour. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. I've heard of Raffles. Now it's a pleasure to see many pictures of it... thank you!

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  5. I been here before:) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks for tour of the hotel and its grounds. It's wonderful to see a place with so much history attached to it. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  7. This is a beautiful resort. I would love to stay there.

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  8. What a beautiful hotel. It seems to have a bit of everything!! Have you tried the NY Deli?? I bet it is delicious. Love the outdoor pictures too!!

    xoxo
    Jane From Chicago

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  9. Nice taking a tour of Raffles, thanks to you.

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Great to see you ~Irene