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Singapore lies almost on the equator and is an ideal place to relax for a few days in a city renowned for its efficiency and high standard of service. Singapore is a very compact city and offers outstanding shopping in some of its many air-conditioned shopping malls. Singapore also has some of the best restaurants in Asia, excellent parks and many colonial buildings and interesting areas to visit including Chinatown, Little India and the redeveloped Quay areas including the striking new Esplanade theatre and entertainment complex.
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Many grand old colonial buildings still stand among the modern skyline of Singapore, and the Raffles Hotel is perhaps the most famous of all. Built in 1887, it is renowned as one of the world's great hotels, an establishment the author Somerset Maugham once called 'the symbol of all fables of the East'. Your nostalgic journey begins with a transfer to the Grand Lady of Singapore, followed by a delicious afternoon tea of English canapés, scones and delicacies, all prepared for your arrival in the Tiffin Room. Tiffin, an old anglo-Indian word for a light midday meal, was an essential aspect of colonial life in the early 20th century, which the Raffles Singapore has been serving since 1899. To recognise this tradition, the main dining room was officially named Tiffin Room in 1976.
Visit Singapore's Chinatown district, and discover on foot the area's shops, markets and traditional Chinese architecture. Continue to the Singapore Botanic Gardens to visit the National Orchid Garden, where more than 400 species of orchid are grown within three hectares of carefully landscaped gardens. End the day in an area of the city known as Little India, an area full of character and life and scented by joss sticks, jasmine and exotic spices.
Visit Changi Beach in the north-east of Singapore, a protected beach area that extends from Changi Point to Changi ferry terminal. Explore on foot and visit the museum & chapel, which commemorates the lives of Allied Forces prisoners of war who were held by the Japanese during the Second World War. The Kranji War Memorial, built on the site of a former Japanese prisoner of war camp, is home to the graves of 4,461 Commonwealth casualties of the war, and stands in commemoration to those who lost their lives.
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