High Tea in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, or at the Singapore Botanical Garden?

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Author: Sam Choi from Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

If you want to experience Singapore’s Past, go to the Tiffin Room of Raffles Hotel for Singapore’s epochal English high tea.  The Tiffin Room has an Afternoon Tea stand, plus a buffet. You can expect petit finger sandwiches, soft, moist scones that are served with sweet homemade jams and clotted cream, and fresh pastries. There are also curries and other local dishes. High Tea is served at 3:30 and 4:30 pm, and it’s recommended that you make advance reservations.

High Tea at Tifin, Raffles Hotel in Singapore

If you prefer a garden setting, a more affordable, yet equally enjoyable option is Halia, at the Botanical Gardens. The setting is beautiful with a lake, a water lily pond and some 250 varieties of ginger, foliage, multicolored flowers and all. An English tea is the perfect way to cap off a wonderful tour of this beautiful, one-hectare garden. Expect open-faced sandwiches of salmon and egg, the traditional scones with the aroma of ginger lacing fresh cream, cakes and choux pastry. There is a wide variety of gourmet teas to choose from including Moroccan mint and the ultra strong Darjeeling. Tea is served at 3 pm and 5 pm daily except Sundays.

Halia, Singapore Botanical Gardens

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