Singapore's Raffles Hotel turns 125

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    Whoa, 125 already? Although from experience, time really seems to stand still when one is enjoying many a Singapore Slings at their “Long Bar”, with the very relaxing and nice tropical feel of the Malayan plantation inspired decor, where the drink was actually invented. ;)
     
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    In my few sojourns into the Raffles lobby, staff has made sure that I've felt unwelcome. So I'll let it age another 125 years and buy my drinks elsewhere!
     
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    Were you staying overnight in the hotel? They do have a policy of trying to keep the outside tourists only in certain areas, especially at certain times of day, and enforcement is becoming stricter. For example, I've seen them turn away backpackers who wanted to come into the main lobby for a cup of coffee.
     
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    The wife and I are going to Singapore in May. She originally wanted to stay at Raffles and then changed her mind after reading some reviews. We are staying at the Conrad instead. I do plan on having drinks at Raffles and hope to get better treatment than you received.
     
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    I've stayed at the Raffles several times and each visit was a positive one. I felt well cared for by the staff, from reception to dining to room service.

    The lobby is not large, so I am assuming the staff have decided to give registered guests some priority. And isn't that the way it should be?
     

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