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The legendary Raffles hotel in Singapore

Legendary in the hospitality business named Singapore Raffles were Armenian Sarkis brothers. Shortly after its founding, the hotel became the most successful Armenian business in Southeast Asia. According to the many reviews of guests, the hotel simultaneously harbored both the exotic East and the spirit of old England.

In 1887 the brothers Tigran, Martin, Avet and Arshak Sarkis base on the island of Singapore the Raffles hotel, naming it in honor of the founder of the colony of Thomas Stamford Raffles. They open a 10-room colonial Bungalow at the intersection of beach road (Beach Road) and Bras the Bass road (Bras Basah Road). As it turned out recently, the study of historical documents concerning the construction of the hotel, the place of construction and building belonged at the time of the famous Arab trader, Syed Mohammad Alsagoff. The hotel opened on December 1, 1887 and was dedicated to the birthday of the Queen of great Britain.

Two years later, the company announces an extension to the old building two new wings to the facades of the sea. In a year when the hotel was opened a pool hall, for guests organized the first free Banquet with music. Continue reading

A fancy hotel that seems to be woven from the air

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Theme fusion with nature or even complete dissolution in her care of modern authors, no less than their predecessors, the supporters of organic architecture. The architects of the Swedish office Tham & & Videgård Arkitekter have designed and built in the North of the country, near the village of Harads fancy hotel that seems to be woven out of thin air. Volume size of 4x4x4 meter is mounted on the tree trunk with metal clips that won’t damage the bark.

It all began with a documentary film directed by Jonas Selberg Agustina called “tree hugger”. Future authors of the concept at stealth came up with the idea: can a person who is not too important the comfort and the weight designer brands, explore at your leisure the world around us, while remaining invisible to our little brothers? Hotel in Harads has become a tangible confirmation of this idea.

Scope design is simple. The base is made of aluminum, and it consists of two modules that are joined on site. Inside the box is finished with plywood. Continue reading

Best hotels in Singapore

Mysterious and exotic Singapore is a city state located at the southernmost point of Eurasia, on the archipelago of sixty three Islands. Ultra modern metropolis will seduce its visitors with dizzying skyscrapers and architectural structures, colorful cosmopolitan, as well as the heritage of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Anglo-Saxon cultures. Once a colonial port, which belonged to the English crown, became the site of the world civilization, in intellectual, financial and business center, lush tropical greenery. Along with modern buildings and entertainment, worthy of the largest cities in the world, in Singapore, there are numerous monuments of different epochs and cultures.

Attractions

On a tour of all the attractions of Singapore may take more than one month. Therefore it is necessary to prepare in advance your route. Definitely worth it to take the time ethnic neighborhoods and visit Little India, Arab quarter and Chinatown. Tourists may expect to find an abundance of Souvenirs and culinary discoveries. Walk through the Singapore Botanic garden is a must of your stay. Continue reading

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