Taking tea at Raffles

Staying in Singapore these last two days has been very absolutely wonderful.

We have participated in two very different but interesting tours. The Explore Singapore city tour yesterday and the Footsteps of Raffles tour today.

We started the tour at the Raffles Landing Site where in 1819 Sir Stamford Raffles alighted from the vessel that he was sailing aboard along the river. He recognized its potential for becoming a vital trading Center for the Far East.

We followed in his footsteps and sailed along the Singapore river in a bum boat- so named because of the fact that these boats often bump into the jetty as they are moored. Not today though!

Raffles Hotel

We later visited the iconic Raffles Hotel. And took Tea in the Tiffin room. I would highly recommend this experience as it is worth every cent.

The food is interesting and delicious. The room has an amazing ambience and the lady playing the harp was very talented. She played a brilliant version of my favourite song and one of my Dad’s favourite songs”Wonderful World” – a classic Louise Armstrong song and one loved the world over.

My choice of accommodation at the Concorde Hotel was a little more expensive than some but with all the complimentary extras well worth the money. The staff at the Concorde are all lovely and very attentive. Every attention to detail has been taken care of.  The Concorde is very central being on Orchard Road but not noisy.

The staff in the Premier Club lounge are all very friendly and helpful. The Included meals we have enjoyed there have been delicious. With the complimentary use of WiFi and a smartphone we have been able to stay in touch with our family back home.

The lovely Da Yan (Diane) is a very friendly and competent tour desk consultant. She delighted in helping us find the best tours for our time in Singapore and they were just perfect.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Singapore – the city in a garden


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