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Raffles Hotel Arcade

1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #59 of 313 attractions in Singapore
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Well it's a must do when in Singapore just so you can say you've done it...a Sling at the Raffles!! The Long Bar is a long walk from the front entrance, so enter from the back near the MRT station. We only had to wait a couple of minutes for a table, as it was well patronised....by mostly UK chaps... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The buildings have been very well maintained and if alterations have been made they have been done well. The place has masses of atmosphere and you can imagine the events of its past. A short visit here is about being part of Raffles and we had difficulty choosing between tiffin or a drink, we went for the $ingapore $ling in... More

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Bulli, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

On the must do list but not the best in Singapore. Singapore Slings in the garden were good. Have a wander through the corridors and imagine the olden days, the gift shop has lovely items.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Stay only one street away it was a must to visit the Historic Raffles hotel and Arcade which still has the early Singapore architecture and charm with a number of lovely palm court yards with many up market shops had look at the famous long bar but as it was crowded I chose to have a beer in the open... More

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Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The long bar has moved about the site a little over the years and it's hard to tell how it's current location relates to the synergy of the whole "Raffles" thing of history that is being played upon. That being said although renovated it retains what must be a lot of the original charm in it's style and fitout. Drinks... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Far from the hustle and bustle of the mainstream shopping malls and uber expensive retail plaza at Marina Bay Sands lies The Raffles Hotel Arcade where shopping is a pleasure due to the architecture and sheer history of the environment and the shops offering wide assortments of offerings not to be found in the larger stores. And if shopping becomes... More

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A must to go to Raffles Long Bar & have a $ingapore $ling but be prepared for the bill. Nice experience, traditional colonial decor with antiquated oscillating paddle ventilation system. We had 1 $$ at $27 & 1 pint at $20. As is that wasn't enough on top of that is a 10% service charge & 7% VAT. Altogether a... More

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Did this tour with history of Raffles, afternoon tea which was brilliant, Singapore Slings in the Long Bar [expensive but worth the experience] finished off by a bum boat ride and visit to Pewter Factory

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Raffles Hotel has managed to maintain the feeling of a little oasis in the middle of the busy CBD. The shopping mall is nice to wander in though shopping there is a little out of my reach. The Long Bar is a must and is not too intimidating for a lone female.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

No first visit to Singers is complete without a trip to Raffles Hotel. Yes it is expensive, but what an amazing place! It was an experience to wander around the public areas of the hotel and to wander through the shops. The Raffles Gift Shop had some very good quality and classy souvenirs.... and we had a Singapore Sling at... More

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