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A birthday in Singapore!

It felt like I had shut my eyes for all of a couple of minutes when the cabin crew announced we would shortly be landing. Our AirAsia flight on Thursday from Jakarta into Singapore lasted just 1 hour 25 minutes. 1,148 more words

Slings & Safari

I have fallen a bit behind with the blog so I will do my best to catch up.

On Tuesday we did our best to look respectable (GMan even wore long trousers) as we were heading to Raffles Hotel and more specifically, the Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling. 245 more words


The celebration of Sling 100!

Lately, the SG50 is celebrating the country’s independence (since the expulsion from Malaysia in on 7 August, 1965). Since then the two countries walked separated paths. 158 more words


Liquid Gold

The Raffles Hotel provides a cool and airy break from the heat and humidity outside.

The Long Bar is a welcome and welcoming pitstop for the weary tourist and it seems only right to try out a Singapore Sling – this is its birthplace after all.   71 more words

Thursday Special

From Melaka through Johor Bahru to Singapore

With the Missus gone to faraway countries, there was no reason to stay in KL and so I jumped on a bus to Melaka. A couple of backpackers we met had recommended a visit to this little pictoresque (in parts) town that lets you experience what life back in the days of the Dutch East India company might have been like. 603 more words


Chapter 21, Singapore 

Sunday 5, We boarded the plane and the cabin crew (ladies), all wore sarongs, they looked really beautiful. We took off and during the flight I watched 2 in flight films and we were given 2 meals plus lots of drinks, the flight was pretty good apart from a little turbulence over the South China Sea. 2,310 more words

If these walls could talk…. Raffles Hotel and ’N A Perfect World for Drink Du Jour: Singapore Sling

Raffles Hotel is an absolute must if you’re visiting Singapore, even if you’re not staying there. In a sometimes hyper-modern city, the 150 year old Raffles hotel offers that refined touch of gentility an old school (albeit, colonialist) charm. 385 more words