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“The biggest rip off in Singapore”

Raffles Hotel Arcade
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Singapore by Night Tour with Dinner
Ranked #42 of 804 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The biggest rip off in Singapore”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We went to the long bar at raffles for a look and a beer that was just 2 large glasses of beer. When it can time to pay it was a massive $48 I have say I was blown away and will never ever go back the service was no better than anywhere else, the place has had it's day but most of all unjustifiable prices. We went up top to the restaurant at marina sands ku da at which was awesome food fantastic, service excellent and $18 for a beer which you don't mind paying when you get the whole package. Then we went up to the 70th floor of the Swiss hotel had a pizza and a couple of beers $10 a beer and the best view in Singapore

Visited March 2013
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Singapore Sling in the Raffles....how nice!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

It is just a lovely experience to visit this hotel and have either a high tea there or a Singapore Sling in the bar. You might find it expensive, but the experience is worth it.
You go back into the time and you are starting to think about the history of Singapore. So interesting.

Visited March 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Old World”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Raffles takes you back in time when manners reigned supreme and luxury was found here with service being paramount! The old world feel still stays, updated into the latest designer shops for clothes and jewellery. People line up for souvenirs marked with the famous "Raffles" brand to take home their little piece of memory of a time gone by.

Visited March 2013
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Cradley, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

What can i say drinking with the hoy polloy at Raffles,went there to celebrate Kris and Jo Leverton' wedding and drank singapore slings...little bit pricey but just so worth it to say you have been there,especially as my father was there in 1953/54/55 and drank at the same place as i did in the Long Bar loved it......hope you like peanuts and pigeons.

Visited April 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very expensive”
Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

We went to the long bar to have a must-have Singapore sling. Drink was nice however not very big. Cost $26 per drink PLUS 10% service charge Plus 7% GST. So 2 drinks cost us $61+ !
Would say it wasnt worth it and would not do again but if your into history then give it a try.

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