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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

24 Hours in Singapore

After spending a week lounging and lazing in bustling Kuala Lumpur, we had a quick stop in Singapore on our way to Indonesia. We spent two days in the city, but after an early morning flight from KL (6 AM arrival), we were completely exhausted. 999 more words


# 31 Drink A Singapore Sling At The Raffles Hotel

Photo by Byrion Smith/flickr.com

Singapore Sling is a fruity cocktail drink that was invented by a bartender named Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore in 1915. 279 more words

Bucket List Ideas

The dot in the Indian Ocean - Singapore

The New Straits Times, the paper for peninsular Malaysia on the plane from Kuala Lumpur had some earnest headlines on its front page: “The Gold Bangle and the Birth of a Nation” below a paragraph under the title Economic Sprint and an ambitious 10-point proposal aimed at elevating the economic standing of Malays and in the narrow column by its side bore a photo of Brendan Rogers, Liverpool manager which said, “Arsenal and Liverpool in Desperate Mode”. 735 more words