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Bandung, sirap bandung, or air bandung is the name of a drink popular in Malaysia and Singapore. It consists of milk flavored with rose cordial syrup, giving a pink colour. The drink originated during the British colonial days of Singapore. In the Malay language, the term bandung means "pairs", while sirap means syrup and air means "water".

Bandung is a favourite beverage in Malaysia, especially among Malay communities. It is usually served during wedding receptions with foods such as nasi beriani or rendang. Modern innovations include adding grass jelly or soda water.

Street vendors began the custom of adding pink food colouring to help buyers avoid confusing the drink with teh tarik. As a result, bandung now only comes in pink.

It may be bought pre-mixed or made at home. "Bandung" was available as early as in the 1960s where it is most favourable within the Malay community.

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References

Bandung (drink), en.wikipedia.org

Nutrition Info: Bandung Drink, www.healthguru.sg

How to make a tasty Malaysian Drinks, www.ehow.com