Doing Business in the Pacific Rim

Winter Term 2009

Day 5: Raffles Hotel

After sitting on a three and a half hour direct flight from Hong Kong to Singapore, we were informed that we were going to meet at the famous Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel. At the Raffles Hotel we met up with an Elon alumni named Hilary Corna, who is an employee of Toyota Singapore. Along with Hilary we met a few of her coworkers who filled us in on all of the fun and interesting places to visit in Singapore. This was an extremely helpful meeting and we all wish we had something similar to this in all of the other countries we were going to visit.

The Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel is the birthplace of the famous drink “The Singapore Sling”. We all agreed that this drink was really nothing more than a Shirley Temple, but the presentation of the glass with various fruits hanging off the glass made it seem more eccentric. The Raffles Hotel also had an outdoor restaurant that provided a plethora of fish on ice where customers were allowed to pick their meal. The hotel was incredible, and it provided us with a glimpse of Historic Singapore architecture.

Credit: Jack M. & Tim O.

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