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Raffles Rings in the Changes for the Singapore Sling

Raffles 1915 gin by Sipsmith Raffles 1915 gin by Sipsmith

[UPDATE: The Long Bar at Raffles Singapore is closed from today for refurbishment until 2018 but Singapore Slings will be continue to be served at the hotel’s Bar and Billiard Room during 2017.]

Take equal measures of quality and tradition, add a dash of modernity and a splash of serendipity, and you have the perfect recipe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Raffles Hotel’s Singapore Sling.

The gin-based cocktail is said to have been invented at Raffles, Singapore by barman Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915. By chance Sam Galsworthy, the co-founder of Sipsmith artisan gin, visited the iconic hotel and requested a meeting with the F&B director the year before the landmark anniversary. And Galsworthy happens to be a descendant of Sir Stamford Raffles – the British statesman who founded Singapore and after whom the hotel was named.

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Meet Designer of the Year – Andre Fu

Andre Fu at The Upper House, Hong Kong

Andre Fu at The Upper House, Hong Kong

The third edition of Maison & Objet Asia takes place in Singapore next week and Andre Fu has been named Designer of the Year MO Asia. Here’s a look back at when Chopstix met him in Hong Kong:

Next time you are in The Upper House, Hong Kong, you may notice an elegantly dressed young man quietly observing the scene. For Andre Fu, the founder of AFSO Designs and the visionary behind this boutique hotel likes to pop in occasionally to check that his creation is working.

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The Fullerton Hotel – a National Treasure

The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

The gorgeous building that is The Fullerton Hotel, once the Post Office HQ in Singapore, has been made a National Monument. We can see why.

http://www.fullertonhotel.com

Raffles rings in the changes for the Singapore Sling

Raffles 1915 gin by Sipsmith

Raffles 1915 gin by Sipsmith

Take equal measures of quality and tradition, add a dash of modernity and a splash of serendipity, and you have the perfect recipe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Raffles Hotel’s Singapore Sling.

The gin-based cocktail is said to have been invented at Raffles, Singapore by barman Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915. By chance Sam Galsworthy, the co-founder of Sipsmith artisan gin, visited the iconic hotel and requested a meeting with the F&B director the year before the landmark anniversary. And Galsworthy happens to be a descendant of Sir Stamford Raffles – the British statesman who founded Singapore and after whom the hotel was named.

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A Capital Hotel

Patina at the Capitol Singapore

Patina at the Capitol Singapore

This beautiful building will soon be home to the Patina in Singapore.

The luxury boutique hotel will focus on bespoke service including a concierge advice available from all employees.

Guests staying in Stamford wing and the suites will also be eligible for a 24 hour stay – meaning they’re not tied down to pesky check in and check out times.

Patina is expected to open in November 2015.

http://www.patinahotels.com

Stamford Suite at the Patina hotel

Stamford Suite at the Patina hotel

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