31 Aug '17, 1pm

The building has witnessed 130 years of history, incl. Singapore’s early colonial era or the Japanese Occupation. https://t.co/iaMn6yb2BT

“Raffles Singapore was the gathering place for the community and Long Bar was the watering hole. It was common to see the gentlemen nursing glasses of gin or whisky. Unfortunately for the ladies, etiquette dictated they could not consume alcohol in public, and for the sake of public modesty, fruit juices and teas were their preferred beverage. The talented Ngiam thus saw a niche in the market and decided to create a cocktail that looked like a fruit juice, but was actually infused with gin and other liqueurs. Masking it in pink gave it a feminine flair and together with the use of clear alcohol, he cleverly led people into thinking it was a socially acceptable punch for the ladies.”

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/08/here-are-some-stories-of-th...

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