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The Raffles Hotel in Singapore is the place where the Singapore Sling originated in 1915. Ngiam Tong Boon an innovative bartender, working at the Raffles Hotel, created the Singapore Sling as an option for ladies that could not publicly consume alcohol in public due to traditional etiquette reasons. By intentionally making the drink pink in colour, ladies during the colonial period could enjoy a cocktail at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel without worries.
Today, the Singapore Sling is largely considered as Singapore’s national drink and is offered in different bars around the country. The sweet yet potent drink is now enjoyed by both men and women and is considered as a must-try for tourists visiting Singapore. Although the Singapore Sling turned 100 in 2015, the recipe remained entirely unchanged from the one that was created in 1915. Every day, more than 500 Singapore Slings are served to both locals and tourists in Singapore. Tourists that wish to gift the Singapore Sling as a souvenir for their family and friends can do so by purchasing a premade bottled version from iShopChangi. Instructions are provided to ensure that you can obtain the closest taste to the original.