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Raffles Singapore celebrates centenary of Singapore Sling

Raffles Singapore celebrates centenary of Singapore Sling

Raffles Singapore is paying tribute to one of the world’s most iconic cocktails as the Singapore Sling marks its Centennial Anniversary this year.

The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink of the country, was first created in 1915 at the Long Bar in Raffles Singapore by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon.

It later went on to gain international fame and a century later, is still enjoyed around the globe.

“The Singapore Sling is a world renowned cocktail and its enormous success has become synonymous with Raffles Singapore,” said Simon Hirst, general manager, Raffles Singapore.

“In recognition of its 100th birthday, we want to highlight its sweet success with special events to encourage everyone to discover, rediscover and enjoy the Singapore Sling.”

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, a myriad of activities has been planned throughout 2015.

From commemorative merchandise to desserts inspired by the Singapore Sling, there are many opportunities to participate in the celebrations.

Sign up for the Singapore Sling Masterclass, where bartenders from the Long Bar will divulge the secret to making the perfect cocktail or spend the night at the Raffles Singapore with the Singapore Sling 100th Anniversary Suite Package.

Singapore Sling Shop

No visit to the iconic Raffles Singapore is complete without a side trip to its Gift Shop.

This year, the Gift Shop is stocked with a range of Singapore Sling merchandise that will make the perfect gift.

In addition to the perennially available Sling-flavoured chocolates and marmalade, the collection has expanded to include key chains, T-shirts and tea.

The Singapore Sling Glass, just like the ones served at the Long Bar, is also for sale, updated this year with the commemorative 100th anniversary logo.

Whether guests choose to stay, eat or shop with Raffles Singapore, a visit to the Lion City is complete without stopping by the Long Bar to enjoy a Singapore Sling.

Open at 11:00 every day, the bar fills up quickly with both guests and visitors to the city, eager to try the world-renowned drink right where it was founded.