The Iconic Raffles Hotel

Raffles Singapore, named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, opened on 1 December 1887 as a 10-room hotel by the Sarkies Brothers. The hotel has since been a haunt of adventurers, movie stars, authors, and journalists.

Two of the famous English writers that I have known to have stayed here are Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling.

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