the singapura intoxication part one

of course, any vacation wouldn't be complete without alcohol intake! for me, anyway.

so while in singapore, there was no excuse for not trying the famous Singapore Sling and half-immerse in the singaporeans' hard-partying ways.

while at the raffles district in day two of our singapore adventure, we dropped by the legendary Raffles Hotel, where the Singapore Sling was born.

the Long Bar at the 2nd floor of the hotel is where the concoction supposed to have started, but at 3:00 pm, the place was actually full with Europeans watching a World Cup game.

we opted instead to have our drink at the sprawling Raffles Courtyard, which was just lovely and charming.

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ria had to leave because she wasn't feeling very well, while gino and kaye had their separate trip to Sentosa and the Night Safari, so it was just celine, ryan and I.

now, as i mentioned before in one of my previous posts, ryan and celine are allergic to alcohol - that's how i want to say it, anyway, but ryan was game enough to have one for himself.

so that's ryan and i with our glasses of Singapore Sling, while celine had her, ehem, Virgin Sling (Singapore Sling minus the alchohol).

the sling supposedly started as a ladies' drink, and that's exactly how it still tastes: sweet with a pineapple-y taste and the right amount of alchohol bitterness. i'm not much of a ladies' drink drinker, but the sling was not bad, lah! definitely not bad, at all!

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ryan must have also liked it very much because he finished the whole glass, though he just upped and left celine and i, without any word, proceeded to the rest room and washed his face. celine, on the other hand, was not convinced that the virgin sling did not have any alcohol since she said she was feeling hot and tipsy. it's all in your mind, i told her. it's all in both of your minds, i thought.

as for me, i was feeling just pretty fine and waiting for the effect of the alcohol to sink in. it didn't happen.

now you know why i'm not much of a ladies' drink drinker.

posted by vina @ 7:18 PM           


At 9:08 PM, June 17, 2006, Blogger Shionge said...

Hey Vina, nice shots at Raffles Hotel - a must for all visitors and glad you came by.

At 6:06 AM, June 18, 2006, Blogger racky said...

Prost! (cheers) :D

At 11:17 AM, June 18, 2006, Blogger c o n s u e l a said...

That "Singapore Sling" sure does sound yummy! I'm not sure if I've tried it but will remember to give it a try if available on the drink list the next time I go drinking :)

what's your fav intoxication drink(s)?
mines gotta be anything with vodka and tequila ;P

At 1:11 PM, June 18, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi SHIONGE! the whole place was really beautiful! i'm so glad we made time to drop by there.

RACKY, guten tag to you and prost!

At 1:13 PM, June 18, 2006, Blogger vina said...


vodka and tequila are just my fave, too! i also like beer, but only heineken and san miguel will do for me!

At 4:36 PM, June 18, 2006, Anonymous vemsan said...

hey ate thanks for dropping by my blog...sana ako rin makapunta ng singapore tas shopping galore! hehehe

At 7:50 PM, June 18, 2006, Blogger Owen FV said...

WOW! and another WOW! you had a blast here in Singapore. Im really sorry that i wasn't able to join you. But your stories show that you had a good time. Im actually surprised on how well you managed your times here. The Ikea trip is always a must-do for me for visitors here. Newton Circus is also a good one.

Next time, ill make sure that it will happen.

At 10:23 PM, June 18, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi VEMSAN! yes, i do hope you could go to singapore someday! thanks for dropping by as well!

At 10:25 PM, June 18, 2006, Blogger vina said...

OWEEEEEN! sayang talaga, our schedules didn't meet. next year na lang ulit, hopefully. maybe then, it's not just the first serving of the chili crab you'll treat, lahat lahat na!

At 11:38 PM, June 18, 2006, Blogger HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

the next time i go to singapore, i'll try to go to every place you visited...field trip nangyari samin, hehe, sentosa, night safari, clark quay (tama ba spelling)etc, but anyhoo i enjoyed that trip with hubby naman. We're thinking of bringing the kids next time, hubby has an aunt who is based there so probably libre stay na...wheee!

At 1:05 AM, June 19, 2006, Blogger Sidney said...

It looks like you got it all in Singapore! ;-)
I can see from the pictures that you really enjoyed the trip!
Shopping, drinking, eating ! ;-)

At 10:45 AM, June 19, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi ate GIRLIE. i already visited na rin those places you mentioned 3 years ago, kaya my friends and i made sure to explore those we missed out on. sana nga, you could bring your kids with you next time, and sana nga, libre kayo ng tita ni hubby mo, hehe.

At 10:47 AM, June 19, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hello tito SIDNEY. yes, i did enjoy the trip and i'm looking forward to doing it every year (as long as i have the extra $$$$)!

At 1:19 PM, June 19, 2006, Blogger tin-tin said...

wow! heavy drinker ka pala vina ha. hehe :)


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