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Raffles Hotel Arcade
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“Not impressed”
Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Went here just for the sling and I definitely got nothing more. The decor was pretty cool as a plus but the place was a third full at best at 11 pm on a Saturday. The people that were there sat at tables vs the bar so not easy to make friends.

Did I mention 1 sling is like. 19 usd? Please drink another place

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Canberra, Australia
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“A colonial icon”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Sit in the courtyard surrounded by white walls and balconies amongst tropical greenery and for a moment imagine yourself a visitor to the British Colonial establishment. Thankfully we no longer live in those class-bound, race-discriminatory times, so one can enjoy a Singapore Sling in ethical comfort.
The Slings are extortionately priced, but they go down easily and the gin does pack a punch - so watch your tab! There's a non-alcoholic version available. Nuts are complimentary.
Unless you're a better class of traveller than me, avoid the luxury brand outlets and instead read about how this hotel was once on the seafront before land reclamation and how it survived the Japanese occupation on the info plaques. Finally, take your photo with the bust of Sir Stamford, and then head off for a more affordable dinner elsewhere.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Raffles Overated”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Our visit to this icon of British occupation of Singapore was a let down. Don't go here unless you are prepared to pay through the nose for the experience and frankly I think my hard earned dollars would of been better spent elsewhere. I don't know why the drinks are so expensive, you expect a bit of a mark up but this was over the top. Go if you must, eat and drink elsewhere.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“More expensive shops...”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

....which you can find anywhere in Singapore. Around Raffles you would expect to find classy shops and they do not let you down and the Leica dedicated store does have some good images to view. You may have to save the money by not staying at Raffles to afford things in the shops !

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Something out of a movie”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

A relaxing ice coffee from the bakery and my mum had a pint of beer whilst we sat back an enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with the beautiful surrounding of this building. To me it reminded me of a scene out an old James Bond film. Loved it. It is expensive though s$20 for the beer

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