Nearing a century old, this historic building was once the General Post office. Today, the neoclassical building, with its Doric columns and porte cochere, is Singapore’s most elegant old-timey hotel, still standing tall even though it is now surrounded by modern skyscrapers. Its riverside location and proximity to the island’s colonial core mean you can walk to many top sightseeing attractions. Several on-site restaurants and bars are among the most popular in Singapore for locals and expats alike. A small gallery exhibits old photos, maps, and artifacts of the hotel’s and Singapore’s early years. The rates are pricey, but check for special promotions and two-day stay deals. Of the many room types, a handful have balconies with tall French doors that open out to face the Singapore River and city skyline or Marina Bay with the three giant towers of the Marina Bays Sands hotel. The two best suites, the Governor and Presidential, are over the top with 20-foot Doric columns and breathtaking views.