For those interested in the colonial past of Singapore, Raffles hotel is the best stopover in the Singapore tour. Constructed in 1887, the landmark building carries the history of the land. The luxury hotel has overcome the test of time and has seen many adversities like the great depression, Japanese occupation, and Second World War. The hotel still stands tall and was declared as a National monument of Singapore in 1987. It has also welcomed many illustrious personalities from time to time and was depicted in many popular movies and fiction.