Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Singapore is a .... Fine City - Raffles Hotel and High Tea in the Tiffin Room

High tea at the Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel. 
We caught the MRT from Chinatown down to city hall and then strolled on to Raffles hotel were ee were escorted by the Raj to the amazing Tiffin room. 
All white and silver service, Harp playing in the background. 
again as everywhere in Singapore there were the beautiful Christmas decorations. Stunning service throughout the meal, but then again this is Raffles  Amazing food - sandwiches, little cakes, dim sum, curry pies, fruit. Pam unfortunately hit the end so I had to bravely step up to the plate and enjoy her portions of the red velvet cupcakes, fruit cake and mince pie on top of everything else. 
This was all washed it down with copious amounts of Darjeeling tea, a Singapore sling and ended with a Vervian ice tea for me and lemon sky tea for Pam to assist with settling the digestion. As a high tea officiondo I have to say this was superb and sublime. So very colonial.

Raffles Hotel

Tiffin Room

Christmas tree in Raffles

We then walked to the Fountain of Wealth at Suntec Centre. They have times in which you are allowed to go in and touch the fountain - everyone walks in a circle around the inner fountain with your fingers in the water.

Fountain of Wealth

Then it was back onto the MRT up to Orchid road for a quick beer at KPO - a real yuppie pub, followed by a walk along orchard road to see the incredible Christmas lights (Singapore really knows how to celebrate Christmas) and a look into the shops - I have to say we felt like a real pair of country bumpkins walking around the shops especially the ION centre, the quality and sheer costs of the goods was intimidating at best.

1 comment:

  1. Raffles hotel is a royal place to stay! The prices are also very royal!) I would confirm the excellence of service! Recommend!