Curry Luncheon at Raffles Hotel
In Singapore’s Chinatown you will walk through the alleyways to the colorful Indian temple located here. In a quaint Chinese tea house (where Queen Elizabeth once visited), listen to a talk on how the Chinese brew tea, take in the flavors and aromas of the tea leaves, and take time for tea tasting. Unique Chinese teapots and tealeaves are also sold here. Next, visit exotic Little India to be charmed by the many shops selling spices, snacks, colorful saris, glittering jewelry, accessories, brassware and other exotica. Taste some spices, then continue past Arab Street and the beautiful gold-domed Sultan Mosque. At the famous Raffles Hotel, enjoy a Singapore Sling at the historic Long Bar, where the cocktail was invented in 1915. A sumptuous buffet curry lunch will be served in the elegant Tiffin Room. The high ceilings and colonial architecture of the room reflect the era of British rule, from 1819 to 1963.The buffet features traditional Indian and Asian specialties and is a favorite with visitors and locals alike.
The dress code for lunch is smart casual. Shorts (including Bermuda shorts) are not allowed. Certain types of footwear are not allowed—open shoes, including flip-flops or similar style, backless sandals or shoes, or footwear that is easily slipped on and does not cover most of the foot. Please use your best judgment and err on the side of conservatism.