Singapore is tiny as far as world capitals go. The island city-state’s population is made up mostly of Chinese (3/4 of the city’s population), then Malays and small percentage of Indians. Every aspect of life in Singapore is carefully controlled and monitored by a government determined to strengthen its position as Asia’s premier financial center and manufacturing and shipping hub. I spent most of the afternoon perusing the countless shops along Orchard Road and, after walking around for about 4 hours, retired back to my hotel. After an enjoyable morning at the zoo the next day, I took a taxi back to the city to see the famous Raffles Hotel and have a Singapore Sling in the bar where they were invented – the Long Bar. Stopped in Singapore for a Singapore Sling from the famous Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel.