Asia

Singapore Gateway to Asia

written by | Posted on February 1st, 2012

Every visitor should make time to tarry in the jewel of the cultural circuit, the Asian Civilisations Museum housing marvelous collections that bring to life the civilizations of China, Southeast, South and West Asia, regions whose heritages fuse in multi-cultural Singapore; this riverfront museum is located in the colonial-era Empress Palace Building.

And the most popular tourist attraction on the colonial circuit is the Raffles Hotel, built in 1887 and transformed from a rundown curio into a gleaming landmark in 1991. Memorabilia furnishing the suites reassures hotel guests they are in good company: Rudyard Kipling, Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward and Somerset Maugham slept here. Here, guests will find 103 suites, 15 restaurants and bars, a spa, a pool, gym, library, WiFi and 24-hour butler service.