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.