When mentioning that you are going to Singapore, everybody will tell you, “Don’t forget to have a Singapore Sling!”. The famous sweet cocktail drink was allegedly developed by a bartender, Ngiam Tong Boon, at Raffles in Singapore, the hotel and restaurant complex that more than anything symbolizes Singapore’s heritage and history as a British colony. Walking around the balconies and airy yards of Raffles, it’s easy to visualize the image of gentlemen and colonial aristocrats of a lost era, dressed in khaki uniforms and tropic helmets, complaining about the heat and London’s way of handling foreign affairs.

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