An institution in itself, the Raffles Hotel
is home to as many as 18 distinctive bars and restaurants. Boutique stores are plentiful here too, and the hotel itself has been host to some of the biggest legends since it first opened its doors in 1882. The Hotel’s Long Bar is the birthplace of the famous Singapore Sling cocktail, created way back between 1915 and 1920. Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Jackson have been guests of the hotel, and it’s got all the decadent ambience you’d expect.