30 Nov '17, 6am

Narajan Singh is the doorman of Raffles Singapore and has become the brand ambassador of the grand old institution.

Standing out in his crisp Gieves and Hawkes military uniform with gloves and a gold belt buckle, he is a familiar sight on the hotel’s gravel driveway. Narajan Singh and two others are the Sikh doormen of Raffles Hotel and have become the brand ambassadors of the grand old institution. Narajan Singh. Image via Accor Hotels Advertisement Becoming a celebrity Singh has been the doorman of Raffles Hotel for the past 26 years. It started in 1991 when he responded to a recruitment advertisement in a newspaper calling for someone who was “at least 1.9m” and “Sikh”. Since then, he has become an icon for the hotel — his likeness can be found on plushies and stamps to T-shirts and aprons. Image via Raffles Hotel’s Gift Shop Image via Raffles Hotel’s Gift Shop Image via Raffles Hotel’s Gift Shop He is so popular that some even return every year to take a picture with him : “There ar...

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