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Singapore Sling



No study of Singapore’s contributions to history could be complete without mention of the “Singapore Sling,” a cocktail invented in 1915 in the Raffles Hotel by Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender of multicultural background. The mélange of ingredients in the exotic drink turns the potion pink. Interested in cuisine? A mix of Chinese and Malay traditions resulted in a new kind of fare called Peranakan or Nonya cuisine.  Travelers say the dishes pair well with a certain concoction made by Ngiam Tong Boon.


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