SO – Singapore (English)

SO – Singapore (English)

Andreas Augustin




over 200, Cover by Karl Lagerfeld

Leather-bound edition





bound in white fluted paper, personally autographed by the author




222 x 310 mm, 710 g

Price: € 88.88

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The SO SINGAPORE is a piece of art — and so is this unique strictly limited collector's 2016 edition — by Andreas Augustin, Ramazotti Michelangelo, Joplin SinclairKarl Lagerfeld, Isabelle Miaja, ...

The last remaining neoclassical façade at Robinson Road, the last footprint of colonial splendour.
The building housing the SO Singapore today is the one on the left, with the series of couble-columns.

A book by Andreas Augustin, Ramazotti Michelangelo and Joplin Sinclair, design elements by Karl Lagerfeld and Isabelle Miaja.The architects of the building came from the same offices who drew Raffles Hotel some three decades earlier (this building is younger, from 1924, and was finished in 1927). Here telegrams were received and sent. It was right here, at the ‘Cable and Wireless’, that ten overseas telegram cables met. The building with its offices, housing the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, was referred to as the ‘Eastern Extension’, being home to the intersection of the global network of overseas telegraph and telephone cables in the Far East.

Isabelle Miaja was in charge of designing the hotel's interiors, with French chic and Singaporean zest. Her team lent the book a special touch.

Le Grand Seignior of fashion and design, Karl Lagerfeld, created the logo of the hotel which graces the SO book, to the right Bobby Hiranandani, owner of Sofitel So Singapore, Managing Director of Royal Group Holdings, Singapore. Bobby was of invaluable help to complete the book. His charm and esprit sparkles from every corner of the hotel.

Publisher's recommendations

Dear wonderful Readers; 

Days like this lead to endless hours at home, time for books, time to read and to prepare our next journeys. 

I recommend the new edition of HOTEL METROPOLE HANOI.

The first copies of THE HALF MOON TREASURY are being released – exclusively to our readers (and before its official launching date). 

We have released a reprint of our successful book THE WESTIN EXCLESIOR ROME, the most famous hotel on Via Veneto. 

The new edition of THE STRAND (Yangon,Myanmar) receives wonderful readers' feedback — thank you for your notes and mails. 

There is a hotel in Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria, which stands for all the fables and legends this little olympic village has to tell. It is called ASTORIA, and run by legendary hotelier Elisabeth Gürtler. Our new book SEEFELDER MINIATUREN - ASTORIA - A STORY - A LEGEND is available now – in this store. It is in German, only (for the time being).

Upon request, we dispatch all our books personally autographed (as you know).

Have a save journey!

Andreas Augustin

aa at famoushotels dot org

"So much of who we are is where we have been."

William Langewiesche

American author, airplane pilot

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