May 11, 2018
So called because its handsome coffered ceiling is that of the old General Post Office, although you’ll be glad to hear you don’t sip your Singapore Sling on a bunch of mail bags. Oh, and before we forget we ought to add that we are in the utterly stylish Fullerton Singapore and it’s a feast for the senses, graced as it is with modish décor, fine lines, a spectacular onyx bar, novel cardboard lamps and comfy couches and chairs galore. Immaculately uniformed bar staff serve up a wide selection of classic and fruity cocktails in the gleaming air-conditioned space, and you have two places in which to quaff them. First, there’s the Cocktail Bar where you’ll nurse that aforementioned Sling. And should you conceive a desire for oysters and Dom Perignon and the odd canape, then rest assured you’ve come to the right place. punters have been waxing lyrical over the Almond Sling, a variation on the ubiquitous Singapore Sling in which the almond brings a certain something to an old favourite. Which brings us bar no. 2, the trendy Music Room where the cocktails are top-notch and the repertoire eclectic. The latter canters through all manner of genres, running the gamut from classical-finally, a spot of culture!- to swing, not to mention jazz of various stripes and that most vague of labels, contemporary new world. A welcome antidote to more rambunctious drinkers, it is much frequented by Singapore’s smart set. It also has the merit of being easy to find. Just look for the tell-tale red pillar box which stands sentinel outside the hotel.