Historic HotelIt started as an elite enclave for German expatriates in Singapore around 1900s. It was then bought, renamed to Godwood Hall and reopened as a café-restaurant in 1922. As the business flourished, it was turned to a luxurious hotel in 1929. Noted guests included the Duke of Windsor, then the Prince of Wales of England. As the Second World War raged on, it was converted to a residence for high-ranking Japanese officers. After the war, it was used as a British War Crimes Court. Only during the 1960s did it regain its previous status of a luxurious hotel.