Asia Pacific bars to visit in 2019

14th November, 2018 by admin

Long Bar at Raffles Hotel – Singapore

The Long Bar at Raffles Hotel is one of the most famous bars in the world thanks to the Singapore Sling, which, depending on the creation myth you subscribe to, was invented there by Ngiam Tong Boon in the early 1900s.

The bar, which closed for renovation in 2017, has reopened following a revamp of it operations by Singapore-­based Proof & Company. The cocktail that is so associated with the hotel has developed a bad reputation over the years; expect it to be restored – along with the rest of the hotel – to its former glory.

That will be driven by two bartenders familiar to Australian audiences: Paul Hammond (formerly of Sydney’s award­-winning Bulletin Place) has joined the hotel to work on its beverage programme, while Priscilla Leong (formerly of Sydney’s The Baxter Inn) is returning to her native Singapore and will oversee the drinks at the Long Bar.

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