No trip to Singapore would be complete without visiting this iconic and much-loved hotel. Put on your glad rags and travel back to a time where waiters in starched white uniforms serve delicate cucumber sandwiches, freshly baked pastries and steaming hot pork buns. And don’t forget to hold your pinky out as you sip on some of the world’s finest tea varieties. Surrounded by lush, exotic gardens, Raffles was first opened in 1899 and is renowned for providing impeccable service that harks back to a bygone era. Its charm has even inspired the words of Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maughan and many more. Get caught up in the nostalgia as you recline in rattan furniture and sip on a Singapore Sling, which was created here around 1915 by one of the Raffles bartenders.