waltzing with history


Raffles Hotel is a British colonial-style hotel in Singapore, dating from 1887, and named after Singapore’s founder Sir Stamford Raffles. Raffles Hotel is reputedly where the sole surviving wild tiger in Singapore was shot and made extinct. Almost all famous visitors to the city state stay here.

… Today, tall and handsome turban sikhs guard the entrance, as they might have a century ago.

(That’s my father in law dancing with one.)

Raffles Hotel has been bought by a Canadian-American company.