Witness the legacy of Sir Stamford Raffles—founder of modern Singapore—and explore the island's colonial history. Indulge in an extravagant afternoon tea at the iconic 19th-century Raffles Hotel and cruise along the scenic Singapore River on a bumboat.
Leave your hotel to explore the history of Singapore, starting with a visit to the Raffles' Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819. Discover the city's colonial history as you pace from Kucinta Cats to River Merchants, passing by some of the most beautiful bronze sculptures erected along the river bank.
Continue to the majestic Raffles Hotel for tea in either the Tiffin Room or Ah Teng's Bakery. In the Tiffin Room, experience a colonial British high tea served on a characteristic 3-tier stand. Savor a homemade scone and English cake as well as savory items such as dim sum, curry pie, and sausage rolls from the buffet.
If you opt to have your tea or coffee at Ah Teng's Bakery instead, enjoy a peaceful, relaxed environment with a delightful cake set. Afterward, board a bumboat for a relaxing cruise along the Singapore River and enjoy scenic views of the colonial buildings and the towering skyline of the modern business district.
Arrive at the historical riverside village of Clarke Quay where visitors and locals jostle each other for the hottest nightspots and the most sought-after restaurants before your guide takes you back to your city hotel.