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.
Between the counters is a long walkway which opens up into the main seating area of the store. The first thing you notice, is the really long table in the middle of the space. At each end of the table is an inlaid plaque, one commemorating the first Singapore store, opened in 1996, the other commemorating the 100th Store opening. Dotted amongst the other tables are plaques with the dates of the other 98 Singapore store openings.
I have to state at this point that all my photos were taken with my I-phone as I foolishly left my cameral at home.