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Resorts are on the Rise at Raffles Hotels & Resorts

With many markets seeing a robust return to leisure travel following more than a year of disruptions and pent-up demand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts enters an exciting phase of growth which will see the revered brand add several new resort destinations to its worldwide portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences. A heritage luxury brand known for creating landmark properties in key destinations around the world, Raffles plans to double its footprint of resorts over the next three to five ye...
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Raffles Hotels & Resorts Continues Global Expansion With Openings In 2021 And Beyond

With newly appointed CEO Stephen Alden at the helm, Raffles Hotels & Resorts embarks on an exciting new era. A legendary brand known for transforming landmark properties in storied destinations around the world, Raffles is on track to more than double its illustrious portfolio, adding a host of distinguished locations that will continue to set the standard in the luxury hospitality industry. Later this year, Raffles will open a second hotel in Dubai (The Palm), along with Bahrain, Udaipur...
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21 signature cocktail recipes from hotel bars around the world - plus the tools and spirits you'll need to make them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Chatham Bars Inn's Bourbon Smash; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Although many restaurants have reopened following shutdowns due to COVID-19, many places still aren't allowing indoor dining and nobody wants to pack into bars just yet. That makes enjoying a favorite cocktail at your local watering hole more difficult. If you're one of many turning to a home bar cart to whip up a drink, take insp...
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16 signature cocktail recipes from hotel bars around the world — plus the tools and spirits you'll need to make them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Chatham Bars Inn's Bourbon Smash; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Although domestic travel is picking back up and some restaurants are reopening following shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus, many places still aren't allowing indoor dining and nobody wants to pack into a bar just yet, which makes enjoying a favorite cocktail at your local watering hole difficult. If you're one of many turning...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, London, Montana, Singapore, Trends, Features, Chile, Tennessee, Italy, Miami, Cocktails, Atlantic City, Collins, Caribbean, New England

Humor Bangs, John K.: Mrs. Raffles / R. Holmes & Co. (illus). v1. 15 Feb 2019

Mrs. Raffles; R. Holmes & Co.; • AND • Four Bonus Stories By JOHN KENDRICK BANGS (1862–1922) ILLUSTRATIONS BY Albert Levering (1869–1929); Peter Newell (1862–1924); Edward Penfield (1866–1925) ============= The contents of this book were first published 1899 through 1908. Text and illustrations are in the public domain in countries where the copyright term is “Life+90” or less, and in the USA. ============= ### Mrs. Raffles (1905) The widow of A. J. Raffles (the gentleman thief conce...
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Kindergarten and first grade football team holding a gun raffle

A kindergarten and first grade football time in Morrow, Ohio is holding a gun raffle to raise travel money for tournaments. They've already sold 500 tickets. The winners, 21 years or older, will receive either a handgun or HM Guardian F5 Elite. Apparently, gun raffles to support kids sports and schools isn't uncommon. From WLWT: Gina Pennycuff is a mother and a substitute teacher. She happened to be working when she got a Facebook message about the gun raffle. "It was disturbing to me because...
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The Elusive Singapore Sling

A suave Hainanese barman at Raffles Hotel named Ngiam Tong Boon once had a penchant for creating sugar-sweet gin cocktails. In 1915, he concocted a mixture that shortly after became known as the Singapore Sling. Today, you can order Ngiam Tong Boon’s supposed creation at Raffles Hotel for a pretty ~$37 SGD (around $29 USD). The price ensure that only the incredibly wealthy can drink enough to feel drunk. According to Raffles-sponsored historians, Ngiam Tong Boon created the drink to be purposely...
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Marriott Finally Picks a Partner to Take on Airbnb

Hyatt recently began offering private home stays under the Unbound Collection umbrella to give Airbnb a run for the money—a partnership with serviced-home provider Oasis in which World of Hyatt loyalty members could earn and redeem points, adding about 2,000 vacation home rentals to its inventory. AccorHotels, which owns Fairmont, Sofitel, and Raffles hotels, also now offers about 10,000 home rentals as a result of acquiring luxury homeshare leader Onefinestay in 2016. Now the world’s biggest h...
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The Best Cultural Experiences in Singapore

The island nation of Singapore isn’t large. However, it has many separate districts, which are quite distinct from one another. For new visitors, when they get bored of one district, they only must pick another and transit there to enjoy a complete change of experiences. Similarly, while Singapore has excellent cuisine, there’s plenty of fusion dining options, plus both Little India and Chinatown to enjoy for variety. Here are a few of the cultural options and interesting districts to enjoy on ...
Tags: Singapore, India, Mumbai, Travel Tips, Little India, Chinatown, Singapore River, Mustafa Center, Raffles, Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, Singapore Joo Chiat Katong Joo Chiat Katong, Civic District The Civic District, The National Gallery Singapore

Why now is the time to visit Singapore

Singapore's illustrious hotel history may have started with Raffles, but it took many decades for another new hotel -- the Marina Bay Sands in 2010 -- to capture travelers' popular imagination in the same way.
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A $25 Donation to CGFGC Charity Ball & Swag Bag Party = Laughs, Music, Sips & Swag! 11/8!

The 8th Annual CGFGC Charity Ball + Swag Bag Party will be held on Wednesday, November 8 from 7:00pm-12 am at The Study Hollywood. Don’t miss this GREAT event that is so much fun. You get far more than the value of the $25 donation. You will have an amazing night! If you can’t go, […]
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Visiting Singapore for Business – Consider Adding 5-6 Days to Your Trip

Singapore truly is a locale that has attracted some of the major wealth of the world. For this reason, there is a tendency for many world renowned financial institutions to be based there. Singapore now has a sizeable expat community that have taken leading jobs in multinational firms and banks from around the globe. This, combined with Singapore’s unique culture and history, has created a diverse society that is absolutely enjoyable to visit. Consider the following discussion when deciding whet...
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The Best Ape/Monkey-Centric Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition: the best movies about apes and/or monkeys you’ve probably never seen!) War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters this week and promises to be the biggest (and possibly best) movie yet about our brothers and sisters from hairier mothers and misters, but it’s just the latest in a long line of films centered on monkeys, apes, a...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Africa, Disney, Features, Link, Congo, Papua New Guinea, Burt Reynolds, Walt Disney, Kurt Russell, Mankind, Russell, King Kong, Reynolds

Toyota Dealership Under Fire for Handing Over Charity Raffle Supra to Sales Manager’s Wife

In February, a Texas Toyota dealership and The Genesis Center of Kaufman County joined forces to raffle off a fully restored 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo. Donated by a local resident battling cancer, the entirety of the proceeds from the draw were designated specifically to help fund the center. Genesis is a faith-based shelter which also provides […] The post Toyota Dealership Under Fire for Handing Over Charity Raffle Supra to Sales Manager’s Wife appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, Charity, People, Autos, Toyota, Churches, Raffles, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Charity Events, Dealership, Dealer News, Automotive Dealers, Texas Toyota, Kaufman County

8 Family-Friendly Staycation Venues In Singapore With The Best Offers

Family vacations are important because you get to enjoy  time together and forge precious memories. For those who are unable to travel abroad, having a family staycation is a great and easy way for parents to recharge, relax and spend quality time with the kids. And if you are having trouble finding the perfect staycation, here are 8 Family-Friendly Staycation Venues In Singapore With The Best Offers. These hotels are offering packages tailored for families with children and as an HSBC Credit C...
Tags: Singapore, Hsbc, Anthropology, Philippe Starck, Oscar, King, Newton, Somerset, Universal Studios, Hotel Review, Starwood Preferred Guest, Marina Bay, Advertorial, Clarke Quay, Marriott Hotel, Fullerton

The NFA Freedom Alliance NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

NFA Freedom Alliance – SBR/Silencer Raffle NFA Freedom Alliance Tucson, AZ, -( I need your help. The NFAFA has effectively worked to protect your right to own and use NFA regulated items such as machine guns, silencers, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, and AOW’s.Last year we promised you we would accomplish the following:Fix Arizona’s antiquated law regulating NFA weapons – DONE!Make it legal to hunt with suppressors on public land in Oklahoma – DONE!Help to le...
Tags: Guns, Iowa, Arizona, Oklahoma, ATF, SBR, NFA, Raffles, AOW, Shooting Industry News, Product Giveaways, Todd Rathner, NFA Freedom Alliance

Win Amazing Prizes with New Raffle from Green Supply Sponsored by Trijicon

SHOT Show Sign Green Supply, Inc. U.S.A. –-( Green Supply invites you to be a part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration that kicks off at the 2017 SHOT Show. We are back with another raffle sponsored by Trijicon. From now until the 2017 SHOT Show, dealers will have a chance to win three incredible prizes at next year’s show. There will be three drawings, one prize per drawing. 1st Drawing: Neil Lane Engagement Ring with 7/8 cttw Diamonds, 14k Rose Gold (Value: $2,799)2nd Drawi...
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UK copyright troll weeps, starts 20-week stretch in the cooler for beating up Uber driver

Night out at Raffles ends up with stay in the Big House The owner of a firm involved in sending speculative invoices to suspected downloaders is in trouble of his own after being convicted of a brutal assault on an Uber driver outside an exclusive London members-only club.…
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Raffles Beijing

The nearest thing Beijing has to a grand dame, Raffles occupies what was for 80 or so years the Grand Hotel de Pekin’. Though she’s getting on a bit, her colonnade façade, marble staircase and antique wooden dance-floor will seduce those with an eye for history.
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10 Singapore Slings to Sip On This National Day

The Singapore Sling – a national cocktail created in year 1915 – is an alcoholic beverage that everyone should try at least once in their lives. While there are various interpretations of this drink across Singapore today, the key ingredients of Singapore Sling include cherry brandy, cointreau, D.O.M. Bénédictine, gin, lime juice, pineapple juice and angostura bitters. How does celebrating National Day with a national cocktail sound? From the original Long Bar’s Singapore Sling, celebrity resta...
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Cnn, Drink, Anthropology, Editorial, St Andrew, Orchard, Hendrick, Manhattan Bar, Raffles, David Myers, Osteria Mozza, Contributor, Asian Inspired Cocktails, Cocktail Bars Singapore

Making a career out of immersive family travel

Welcome to our family travel series where we interview other family travelers to show you how they make travel with kids a reality. You’ll hear from budget travelers, luxury travelers, families with babies, long-term travelers, digital nomads and those who fit travel inside a busy family and work lifestyle. Introducing Aleney from Boy Eats World I’ve been friends with Aleney from Boy Eats World for some time now and I’ve always been fascinated with her travel lifestyle. She’s a travel writer a...
Tags: Travel, Asia, France, Spain, Cambodia, Norway, Lonely Planet, Bolivia, Family Travel, Travel With Kids, Don, Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest, Raffles, Raff, Myanmar Nepal, Interviews - Family Travel Series

Gun-O-Rama Comes to the Del Mar (San Diego) Gun Show on July 9th

By Don McDougall Gun-O-Rama 2016 Don McDougall Fairfax, VA -( Gun-O-Rama is coming to the Del Mar (San Diego) Gun Show on Saturday, July 9 from 9 am to 2 pm.What is Gun-O-Rama? Well take all the games and raffles from your typical Friends-of-the-NRA-Dinner and put them all under one tent.We will be posting winning ticket numbers on a board so people do not have to be present to win – You can either come back at 3 pm when the final drawings are held, or give your e-mail addre...
Tags: Guns, California, Events, Turner, Nra, Fairfax, National Rifle Association, Kimber, Rama, Raffles, Los Padres, Shooting Industry News, Don McDougall, Del Mar San Diego

Record Year for Oregon Big Game Auctions and Raffles

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Salem, OR -( ODFW’s 2016 auctions and raffles for Oregon big game hunting tags grossed a record $755,963, of which $537,816 will go to the Access and Habitat Program and $218,147 to big game research and management. Winners of the special tags enjoy an extended season and expanded hunt area.The auction of 13 special big game tags grossed $517,000 and included the first auction for an Oregon Rocky Mt Goat tag which sold for $30,000. Several o...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Auction, Rocky Mountain, ODFW, OHA, Raffles, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Canyonville, Conservation News, Oregon Hunters Association

A new address in China for Raffles Hotels & Resorts |

The hotel chain announced the signing of an agreement with Jiangsu Golden Land to develop a 150-room hotel in Suzhou - slated to open in 2020, it will be the fourth Raffles property in China. After future openings announced this week by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, it is up to Raffles to strengthen its portfolio. The FRHI brand just confirmed the signing of the Raffles Suzhou, a 150-room property located in a high-rise building in the Suzhou New District. A 100 kilometers northwest of S...
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For Everything Else

3rd place in Derby #536: You'll pay for that“Your total comes to $37.53” “Alrighty, here you go.” MERRRROOWOWWWWW “Whoa, that’s not a valid form of payment here at this store, buddy.” “Why not? I assure you Mr. Raffles is a cat of integrity.” “That may be, but we cannot fit a cat in the late-night dropbox at the bank.” “Very well. What about just a paw? Here, this one looks like a fuzzy little sock.” MRRROOOOWWWWW “I don’t believe a single paw converts to $37.53, friend. I would estima...
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156: Singapore (Revisited)

Gary Bembridge of  shares observations, tips and advice for visitors to Singapore. Subscribe free to the show on ,  or . This show covers among other topics: General Observations Country and city in one - there are actually 63 islands but one main one which has been constantly expanded through land reclaimation. One of wealthiest countries in the world and one of most expensive to live in. Singapore means "lion city" - also known as "Garden City of Asi" Many see it as too sterile and...
Tags: Asia, China, Singapore, India, Chinatown, Universal Studios Singapore, Metro, Marina Bay, Buddhist, Garden City, Marina, Gary Bembridge, Thomas Raffles, East India company, Raffles, Singapore Sale