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Sleuthing at Raffles Hotel

The Grand Dame becomes the site of a detective game designed to attract and intrigue staycationers.

Helmi Yusof
Published Fri, Mar 12, 2021 · 05:50 AM

READ enough Agatha Christie to fancy yourself a budding Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot? Then a staycation at the Raffles Hotel may just be the thing you need to test your detective skills.

After all, few places in Singapore spell "Agatha Christie" better than the Grand Dame. The 19th-century colonial-style hotel has over 100 beautiful rooms and impeccable white-glove services. It provides as close a backdrop as you can get on the island to say, "The butler did it", without looking out-of-place.

Written by award-winning playwright Jean Tay, the whodunit is titled The Curious Case Of The Missing Peranakan Treasure. And you don't actually have to stay at the Raffles to play detective - you can solve the mystery virtually in the comfort of your ho…

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