Long Bar reaches new heights

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SIN­GA­PORE’S iconic Long Bar, part of the Raf­fles ho­tel and home to the Sin­ga­pore Sling cock­tail, has re­opened fol­low­ing a sig­nif­i­cant restora­tion which took place from Feb to Sep this year.

The restora­tion is part of a three-phased project that saw the en­tire ho­tel closed to un­dergo ex­ten­sive re­de­vel­op­ment, the first since 1989.

Speak­ing with Travel Daily in Sin­ga­pore, Win­nie Xu, Se­nior Cater­ing Sales Man­ager for Raf­fles Sin­ga­pore, said “many of the fur­nish­ings have changed, but of course we’ve kept the fa­mous Long Bar which is still the orig­i­nal one, as well as the cab­i­netry which has that tra­di­tional plan­ta­tion-style look”.

Xu said in­cen­tive groups and tour groups of up to 100 peo­ple could ex­pe­ri­ence a Sin­ga­poreSling mak­ing class.

In keep­ing with tra­di­tion, guests and visi­tors will con­tinue to be able to have peanuts di­rectly from the “gunny sack” and throw their shells on the floor, as part of the full Long Bar ex­pe­ri­ence.

Win­nie Xu is pic­tured above right in front of the Long Bar with Garry Wong, out­let Man­ager.

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