15 Jan '12, 7am

'Raffles Hotel Singapore' – Not Singapore's: Raffles Hotel [1] on Beach Road is undoubtedly an icon. I love the

'Raffles Hotel Singapore' – Not Singapore's: Raffles Hotel [1] on Beach Road is undoubtedly an icon. I love the

~by: Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss ~ Raffles Hotel [1] on Beach Road is undoubtedly an icon. I love the place. I am sure many Singaporeans are fond of the place too. Built in 1887, it was extensively renovated between 1989 and 1991. I must say, those involved in the restoration works did a marvellous job. The architecture of the building and its elegant interiors evoke the nostalgic ambience of a bygone era. Raffles Hotel is certainly a Singapore landmark I would be proud to boast about and to bring my foreign friends to see. Sadly, Raffles Hotel does not belong to Singaporeans, as I only recently found out. Until 2005, the hotel was owned by Singapore-listed “Raffles Holdings”[2], a Temasek Holdings company. In 2005, Raffles Holdings sold all of its hotel assets to US-based Colony Capital for SGD$1.72 billion. The portfolio of assets owned by Raffles Holdings consisted of 41 h...

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