Long Bar reaches new heights
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.