The famous Tiffin Room, located in the hotel, is well-known as the best restaurant in the city. The hotel’s bar called Bar & Billiard is always cool thanks to high ceilings. This is a great place to enjoy a glass of gin and tonic. There are also several pool tables right in the bar’s hall. The new arcade is the location of 70 specialty stores, among which visitors will find a shop with local products, as well as several restaurants and the Jubilee Hall Theater made in the Victorian style. Do not forget to visit the museum located on the top floor of the building. This is a great place to learn more about the long history of the hotel – antique vignettes and photos of Charlie Chaplin and his brother, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and the diary of Noel Coward, in which he talks about the death of his companion.
Singapore’s Chinatown appeared approximately in 1821, when the first Chinese junk from Xiamen arrived in the province of Fujian. Each of the four largest areas of Chinatown - Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh – has its own unique character. Fuk Tak Chi and Thian Hock Keng temples rise proudly above the center of Chinatown. Smith Street that is located nearby has become one of the main shopping destinations. This is the place where Chinese housewives bargain to get the best product, making this quarter very busy and often excessively noisy. If you feel the need for peace and tranquility, you will always find them in churches and in the Yixing Xuans teahouse. Just like many years ago, the teahouse still organizes traditional tea ceremonies.
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