Starbucks 100th Store in Singapore

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Starbucks opened its 100th store in Singapore on last
Friday, 14 February 2014.  Located in the iconic Fullerton
Waterboat House, it is the biggest fully air-conditioned store in Singapore, with a seating capacity of 180.  The
store is designed with the heritage of this historic building in mind, with a
nautical-themed interior and a wall dedicated to showcase the talents of the
Pathlight School to raise autism awareness.

The Fullerton Waterboat house store is the first store in Singapore to implement the split bar concept, hoping to encourage interaction between customers and partners.  Customers also get to experience the first dedicated Starbucks® slow bar in Singapore, where a Starbucks Coffee Master will be available to introduce and educate customers on how to prepare coffee with one of the three manual brewing methods: Coffee Press, Pour-Over and Chemex.
The Split Bar
Starbucks® slow bar 
This is also the Starbucks first store in the market to
collaborate with the Autism Resource Center (ARC), where six partners from the
Autism Resource Centre’s (ARC) program are hired as part of a long-term
commitment to work with ARC to train people with autism and equip them with
skills necessary for purposeful employment. Minister for Social and Family
Development and Second Minister for Defence , Mr. Chan Chun Sing,  joined Starbucks partners and executives from
ARC at the inauguration of this momentous opening.   

Left to Right: Ruth Yam, Ms Denise Phua, Minister Chan Chun Sing, Jeff Hansberry and Sures Muniasamy officiating the Starbucks Singapore 100th store opening

Starbucks Singapore has supported the ARC organization
through various programs since 2005, including the setting up of a café
training facility for youth with autism last year in Pathlight School, a unit
of ARC. The Starbucks Singapore 100th store opening signifies a deeper
commitment to this program which will provide training and employment to
members of the autism community.

Ms Denise Phua interacting with the new Starbucks Singapore partners from ARC
The six Starbucks Singapore partners from ARC
As part of this
collaboration, two special Starbucks® tumblers designed by a student at
Pathlight School will be sold exclusively at the Starbucks® 100th store, with
$5 from the sales of each tumbler going to fund the ARC’s efforts.
           

The Starbucks Fullerton Waterboat House store operates
daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays
until midnight. The store is located at 3 Fullerton Road, Street Level, The
Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215.

Image Credit (except those watermarked):
Starbucks Singapore

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