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OR THE DOROTHY INSPIRED NICKNAME
FOOL YOU., THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,
BUT TRAVELING IS FUN.
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.
This Starbucks sits a bit like a sandwich. Above is the iconic Waterboat House, housing the Boathouse Restaurant and it's roof top bar - Prelude. Below, is a huge souvenir store, catering to the many tourists that walk past here on the way to see the Merlion, which is very close by. Although there is no outside seating at this Starbucks, there is an outside staircase up to the Prelude Bar.
As you enter the store you are greeted with this.
There are also special edition 100th Store Singapore mugs for sale (limited numbers) - a great addition to my collection. Also some special edition tumblers.
There was a wall showing a map of all the Singapore stores. A very cool trash can shaped like a take away cup was pretty cool too. Throughout is roping and some very cool lights bowing to the nautical theme, but with not too much overkill.
But perhaps the best spot of all was the little corner I chose to sit. A great view of the river with the water taxi's going by. Also a great view of all the tourist groups passing below. I would be happy to while away some time here any day of the week. Plus, when the coffee is gone, you can always walk round to see the Merlion and "baby" Merlion at Merlion Park, and stare once again at the mighty Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Starbucks have a great You Tube video showcasing the store and the "give back" concept, please check it out below.
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