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Raffles Hotel- The Long Bar

Not surprisingly, very busy and although depending on the time you visit, you may have to wait.

I would say its definitely worth it.

No cost to enter and I think it’s worth paying the £15-17 for a Singapore Sling.

Just to have your photo taken in the Long bar and experience the surroundings.

The staff are very friendly and there is no rush to get you out, just sit back and relax and enjoy your drink and the ambiance.

Picture the scene in colonial Singapore around 1819 and named after the founder of modern Singapore Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, as a British colony.

The hotel has a famous Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling was invented and is still served today.

We tried the 1915 gin sling and the original and loved both.

Also feel free to drop litter (the only place in Singapore when you can) the shells from the monkey nuts litter the floor where people sit, making it an unusual but funny sight.

Currently, the Hotel itself is closed and is due to open the early part of the next year 2019.

So a visit over the next few months will mean you can only visit the long bar and not the actual hotel, but I am sure the finished result will be worth the current disruption.

Directions below

Take the East-West Line GREEN colour line on the MRT two stops to Tanah Merah, then change trains staying on the East-West line for approx 9 stops till you reach City Hall.

From there it is about a 10-minute walk to Beach Road and Raffles Hotel and Long Bar

Tickets and information
SMRT – 1800 336 8900

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