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The Raffles Stories: Literary Luminaries

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Resident Historian Leslie Danker’s association with Raffles has spanned over 45 years. To commemorate this, he has co-produced and narrated 12 short videos on different aspects of Raffles Singapore’s past, collectively titled The Raffles Stories.

Featuring 12 of his favorite anecdotes about the hotel’s history, get to know the iconic Raffles doormen, hear about how Cad’s Alley was a vantage point for the gentlemen to watch the ladies go by, and find out more about Michael Jackson’s unique stay and his special visitor when he stayed in 1993.

What was the famous quote which Somerset Maugham said about Raffles Singapore? What was the name the book by Rudyard Kipling that paid tribute to Raffles Singapore? Watch the video to learn more about the esteemed luminaries and their contribution to the hotel’s storied history.