I was interested to learn that the 100th Starbucks store was opening this February 14th. The location, at the Waterboat House, close to the Fullerton Hotel and the Singapore river, is a great one. Not only is the location great, the 100th store is the first "give back" store in Singapore. In this case, giving back to the local Community by hiring and training employees with Autism - this in collaboration with the Pathlight School.
Starbucks has collaborated with the Autism Resource Center in Singapore since 2005 through various programs including the Pathlight School, a café training facility for its students.
Although the coffee shop choices here in Singapore are boundless, Starbucks still remains my personal favorite brew.
I headed over to the new store this past Sunday to check it out. Being in the Central Business District, I figured it would be a little quieter on a weekend, which is was.
I saw three ships.....well actually, it turned out to be twelve!!! On the 14th February, I happened to glance outside my window here on Sentosa, and this is what I saw. A colorful clipper yacht with "Old Pulteney" emblazoned on it's side.
My #Worldcolors February "Red", is for Saga Seeds or "Love Seeds", the South East Asian version of a love heart. After all we are in the month of love.
The tradition is supposed to bring good luck, fortune, health and happiness for the coming year, which is why many businesses, schools and clubs will arrange for a troupe to come and perform.
WHO IS LYNNY?
My name is Lynn, Lynny or even Lynnykansas. Blame the latter on a "Dorothy" Halloween Costume and a very funny kid a number of years ago (yes, that's you Meg!). I am a Brit who has spent many years in the USA, but is now experiencing life in Singapore for awhile.
More about me and why the blog is called It's Lynny Kansas.......
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