Raffles Hotel opened in 1887, and was named after the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles.  It’s the home of the Singapore Sling, created in 1915. 

The home of the Singapore Sling is the Ling Bar, which is currently closed for renovations. In the interim, it is deliciously served in the Bar & Billiard Room. It was originally and elevated building, and in 1902, the last tiger killed in Singapore was shot under it. That event is mentioned a lot, including on the menu of the Bar & Billiard Room. 

But on to the good stuff…In addition to being the oldest bar still in its current location in Singapore, it’s also the only place in Singapore where littering is allowed. It’s a peanut bar; you can throw your shells on the floor.

After a couple drinks, had a wander around the public areas of Raffles. 

The famous Sikh doorman! (Who I could NOT get a good picture of!)

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