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Singaporean Peter Chua wins title of best bartender in South-east Asia

Published on May 17, 2014 11:18 AM
 
Singaporean Peter Chua, winner of Southeast Asia Best Bartender of the Year at the inaugural Diageo Reserve World Class Southeast Asia Finals and Bar Show 2014. -- PHOTO: DIAGEO

If you want to taste cocktails from the best bartender in South-east Asia, just head down to cocktail bar 28 Hong Kong Street.

On Friday night, its bartender, Singaporean Peter Chua, won the title of Southeast Asia Best Bartender of the Year at the inaugural Diageo Reserve World Class Southeast Asia Finals and Bar Show 2014.

The annual Diageo Reserve World Class bartending competition is considered one of the most prestigious international bartending competitions in the world.

Chua, 26, beat 25 contestants from around the region to emerge the winner. He will go on to represent Singapore at the global finals in the United Kingdom in July. He will be the second Singaporean to compete at the global competition since local bartender Aubrey Sim, formerly of whisky bar B28, competed at the event in 2009.

 
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