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“Raffels Singapore Sling”
Review of Long Bar

Long Bar
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$44.98*
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Singapore by Night Tour with Dinner
Ranked #3 of 142 Nightlife in Singapore
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Long Bar is now closed as part of our restoration programme and is slated for a grand reopening in the middle of 2018, along with the rest of the hotel. Home of the Singapore Sling, this two-story bar located on the second floor of Raffles Singapore is the place where travellers undergo one of the true rites of passage of travel. While there, sip on the world famous pink cocktail created in 1915 by bar captain Ngiam Tong Boon, and toss peanut shells onto the floor, the only place in Singapore where "littering" is permitted. The menu also offers a melange of cocktails and non-alcoholic concoctions, together with traditional pub favourites. The earthy interiors are inspired by Malayan plantation life in the 1920s. Oriental carpets are overlain on tiled floors and the furniture is traditional stained cane and rattan. A charming timber spiral staircase connects the two levels of the Long Bar with the seating above interspersed with teak lounge chairs.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Singapore Sling here is a way, way, way, overpriced tourist trap drink. It is the exact same drink (even the same shaped glass) as the New Orleans "Hurricane" but at three times the price. Also, everywhere in the city the people were pleasent but in this bar they were down right rude. I read the history on the bar and it was opened just a couple of years ago, moved from some other location. No real history or atmosphere just a contrived tourist destination. I have worked as a bartender in the past and had high expectations for this place but this was a huge disappointment. Ya live and ya learn.
The hotel is beautiful and grounds are nice to walk around but that is it.

Thank Patrick A
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Go for the history and have a Singapore Sling. Don't look at the prices and just enjoy the experience.

Thank weberpoint
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

It wouldn't be a trip to Singapore without a stop at The Long Bar for a Singapore Sling - delicious! Very atmospheric! Loved it!

Thank Moved2Oz
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Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

We visited the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, where the Singapore Sling was invented, on our last night in the City. The atmosphere was lovely, 1920's elegance, waiters in formal attire. The drinks were good but not cheap ($25 CDN per) It was a lovely thing to do on a hot afternoon in Singapore.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This was the highlight of our 24 hours in Singapore. A Singapore Sling is a must be it $21 !!! Eat monkey nuts and throwing shells on the floor are expected. What a wonderful place take time to have a look around the grounds while you are there, these are open to non residents.

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