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Even though almost 170 years have passed since Raffles had put his first foot in Singapore, the island is still being run by his majestic centre that was created along the bank of Singapore River. This old regal district is not only the centre of government but also is the most known important historic marker for Singapore. Almost everyone who visits Singapore makes sure to reach the Raffles Hotel during their stay probably to try the renowned Raffles Cocktail formulated in 1915 at the Long Bar. Raffles product of Sarkies brother, has witnessed heavy visit of not only several top notch category of kings and queens, presidents, prime ministers, movie actors etc. but also millions of ordinary people who get magnetized to this epitome of tropical classiness and style.

There are many more attractions in the island alonside the hotel the the silver monolith know as Raffles City, which is one of its largest retail, office and hotel complexes and a busy core of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network. Then adjacent to the hotel is Swiss hotel The Stamford, which is among the world's highest hotels, with awesome sight promised from its penthouse restaurant at the top. Another point of attraction is the Catholic convent and church constructed long ago in 1860 but now reinstated into a enjoyable centre of restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Now, moving towards the south across Stamford Road is the elegant spire of St Andrew's Cathedral that was constructed by Indian prisoners in shining white base made using plaster made from the mix of egg white, egg shell, lime, sugar, coconut husk and water. This cathedral, in the form of medieval architecture and artistry, was sanctified long way back in 1862.

Coming towards the East of Raffles City through the Beach Road is the War Memorial Park, devoted to those people who went through a lot and were killed by Japanese during World War II. You can find two gigantic developments opposite the park on the domestic land that was the part of the sea years ago - Suntec City, a colossal invention, hotel and shopping centre and the other is Marina Square, a big mall with hundreds of shops.

Places around Singapore

  • The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
  • Chinatown
  • Clarke Quay
  • Fullerton Hotel
  • Orchard Road
  • Little India
  • Sentosa Island

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