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Raffles Hotel Arcade

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Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour

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Beautiful building - don't miss out on a Singapore Sling

The Raffles hotel/arcade building is really worth a visit - it is very beautiful and you can just sense the history the place still holds. Walk up the impressive drive way and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being in Singapore you feel this is a must. Loved the colonial building and was nice to sit in the court yard. The long bar is currently shut for renovation so the Singapore sling is served in another bar. Bag of nuts supplied with a wooden box fir your shells. I did say to our waiter it's not the same... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for a second time, the first being a few years ago. One visit is possibly enough. Singapore sling is overpriced. Appeared to be made in bulk at bar. Bit disappointing. Really expected at $31 a drink to have each made and mixed fresh for each individual drink. Lots of history attached to hotel which is interesting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Raffles hotel/arcade building is really worth a visit - it is very beautiful and you can just sense the history the place still holds. Walk up the impressive drive way and turn left down the outdoor hallways along to the long bar for a Singapore Sling. Dress code isn't as strict as I thought it would be. People were... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history and architecture make this place a must see. Yes the Singapore sling too but just being in the hotel and wandering brings you back to a small snippet of what the colonial Era was like. Definitely get a sling as well but be prepared it's 31 spd per drink which is approx 27 cad also expect a 20... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I missed the tiger under the billiards table but got the Sinapore sling. A memorable visit to this icon. Lovely and little changed in years to the outsider in terms of service quality and presentation. Enjoyed it very much.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building looks so colonial and is eye catching. As you wander through the cloisters you get a feeling of old empire days gone by. Got seated at a table in main bar after about 10 mins. Ordered the Gin Slings x4 .cost about £80 for 4 drinks. Took in the ambience, threw the nut shells on the floor and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In stark contrast to the flashy Marina Bay area Raffles harks back to a different time. Lovely and fun to wander through as a counterpoint to the pace of today.

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Delta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a drink in the upstairs bar where the Singapore Sling was invented and it cost us over $72.00 Singapore Dollars for 2 drinks and the Singapore Dollars is about 8cents less than the Canadian Dollar. That included the tip thank goodness. Asked if it included the glass that it came in and was told no that I could buy... More 

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San Juan de Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is over 50 years since I first went to Singapore, in those days Raffles was the haunt of the very rich and the very well connected! It was then primarily the hotel that was famous. The changes over the years have been both good and not so good. Moving the Long Bar upstairs was a bad idea, it lost... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Long Bar as its iconic and also to video the grounds where our friends married 22 years ago (no vids then). Staff were quite friendly. Service quick and clientele all tourists. Singapore Slings were heavenly but at equivalent of £22 each were possibly the most expensive average cocktails anywhere including Dubai, London and New York. Even... More 

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