Singapore's iconic Raffles Hotel is hosting a 'block party' to celebrate its reopening.
Billed as the Raffles Reopening Festival on October 18, the event will feature curated experiences and live performances, as well as tasting portions of food served at the hotel's restaurants accompanied by the free flow of champagne, wine, beer, and bespoke cocktails.
Entertainers for the night include singer Kit Chan, pop band The Sam Willows, singer-songwriter Inch Chua, and musician Jeremy Monteiro, who will perform with a jazz quartet and singer Alemay Fernandez.
Festivities will begin as the sun sets, and come to a close around 11 pm. Entry costs SG$300 (NZ$344), which will go to Community chest Singapore to benefit about 80 charities. These include social services that help special needs children and at-risk young people, as well as people with disabilities or mental health conditions.
Around 2,000 tickets are available and Raffles Hotel hopes to raise SG$1 million (NZ$1.15 million) for Community Chest.
"More than just a commemoration of the reopening of the iconic property, the festival is also an inclusive celebration with the wider community and a chance for us to do our part for society," said Raffles' general manager Christian Westbeld.
"We are proud to showcase the best of Singapore's own local talents and performances, as well as the multicultural and diverse cuisines, reflecting the rich culinary landscape of Singapore."