Her­itage Trail

Raf­fles Ar­cade & Purvis St

LUXE City Guides - Singapore - - Shopping Itinerarie­s -

Have your cab drop you off at the iconic Raf­fles Ho­tel, and pop into the Raf­fles Ho­tel Ar­cade. At #01-28 is Lotus Arts de Vivre / 6334 2085 / with OTT Asian bi­jouterie and wares; Jim Thomp­son / #01-07 / 6336 5322 / may have got­ten lost in a for­est, but his silk em­pire re­mains; up­stairs at #02-08 is Front Row / 6224 5501 / for fash-for­ward garms (m/w); at #01-19 are El­liott’s An­tiques / 6337 1008 / with clas­si­cal Chi­nese fur­ni­ture – if you’re lucky the chatty charm­ster El­liott will be in situ. Exit Raf­fles at the op­po­site side onto Seah St, bar­rel past Naumi (see Ac­com.), left at Beach Rd and left again into Purvis St. Chicken rice stal­wart Yet Con is opp. at #25 / 6337 6819 / 11.30am-8.30pm; and Gun­ther’s (see Rest/smart) is at #36. Op­po­site is el­e­gant French furny at #9 Chris­tian Li­ai­gre / 6333 9388. If it’s that hour, skip on to meet North Bridge Rd, turn left and on the right is Odeon Tow­ers (di­rectly opp. Raf­fles) home to laid­back bar and deck Loof / #03-07 / 6338 8035. Cheers!

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