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                WOW! What an impressive series of photos! It would not be hard to talk me into spending a long while at Raffles .

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                  Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                  WOW! What an impressive series of photos! It would not be hard to talk me into spending a long while at Raffles .
                  No, but your wallet may talk you out of it;
                  SELECT A ROOM Reservation Details RAFFLES HOTEL, SINGAPORE SINGAPORE

                  Arrival Date : 12/10/2010 Departure Date : 12/11/2010
                  Total Nights : 1 Number of Adults : 1
                  Promotion Code : Number of Children : 0

                  Best Available Rate Raffles Inc State room with Two Twins
                  Situated on the west wing of the main building, this suite caters for business travelers. Broadband Internet access, a writing desk and a coffee(tea) maker are available in-suite.
                  Room Rate Summary 378 USD /Night

                  Best Available Rate Courtyard Suite with Two Twins
                  Facing either Fern Court or The Lawn, the Courtyard Suite is closest to the lush flora of the hotel, lending these suites an unmatched ambience of tranquility. Suite has a private parlour/dining area.

                  Room Rate Summary View Room 533 USD /Night


                  Best Available Rate Palm Court Suite with one King
                  The Palm Court Suites borders either side of the Hotel's main building, facing either Palm Garden or Palm Court. Suite has a private parlour/dining area.

                  Room Rate Summary View Room 610 USD /Night

                  Best Available Rate Personality Suite with one King bed
                  The Suite pays tribute to the legendary figures whom were associated with the Hotel in its early heyday. These suites are distinguished by the special memorabilia in each one. Suite has a private parlour/dining area.

                  Room Rate Summary View Room 688 USD /Night

                  Best Available Rate Grand Hotel Suite
                  2 Bedroom and Dining Room, 24 Hour Butler Service.

                  Room Rate Summary View Room 2319 USD /Night

                  Best Available Rate Presidential Suite - 2 Bedrooms, Distinguished by their premier location in the Main Building, Each Suite is elegantly appointed with tastefully selected antiques and artwork. All suites feature private parlours, dining areas and two bedrooms.

                  Room Rate Summary View Room 6030 USD /Night

                  Raffles Business Package - Includes Daily Breakfast at Tiffin Room (max 2 pax) From 579 USD/Night

                  Raffles Business Package - Includes Daily Breakfast at Tiffin Room (max 2 pax) Courtyard Suite with Two Twins
                  Facing either Fern Court or The Lawn, the Courtyard Suite is closest to the lush flora of the hotel, lending these suites an unmatched ambience of tranquility. Suite has a private parlour/dining area.

                  Room Rate Summary View Room 579 USD /Night
                  Want to know more? Here is a link to Raffles Hotels & Resorts: http://www.raffles.com/en_ra/Mainnavigation/home
                  Yes, Raffles is now a Hotel group. They also own Swissotels around the world.

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                    The Seagull solution to experiencing the unaffordable (a strategy I first perfected at the Dolder Grand in Zurich in the 70’s) is “LUNCH”.
                    http://www.raffles.com/NR/rdonlyres/...August2010.pdf

                    (But of course you may wander around the Arcades for free as long as it’s window shopping!)

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                      And finally …

                      Finally, a few remaining photos that didn’t fit into the earlier instalments of my Singapore visit:


                      “Momentum”, a sculpture by David Gerstein near Raffles Place.

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                        “SAM at 8Q” is part of the Singapore Art Museum exhibiting modern art. The building was originally part of the Catholic High School.

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                          Art exhibition with works by Vincent Leow.

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                            I liked the way this modern cinema complex has been incorporated with the earlier Art Deco building.

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                              BrasBasah Road and Orchard Road on a wet afternoon.



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                                Modern architecture around the Pan Pacific Hotel.

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