Though it’s now touristy and more casual, it's not hard to find yourself carried back to Singapore’s 19th-century colonial past at this historic bar, established in the 1880s. It was here in 1915 that the Singapore Sling was created.
This is famously the only place in Singapore where littering is allowed, as customers are encouraged to cast peanut shells on the floor. There’s also an equally antique Writers’ Bar at the Raffles Hotel, named for its regulars Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling and Noel Coward.
Long Bar, Raffles Singapore, #02-01 Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Rd, 188719.