I found out about this place when I joined Tech65 for a recording last weekend. I thought it would be an awesome place to go to because it was pretty smack in the business district so the crowd would probably peak only for lunch and maybe dinner(I didn’t stay long enough to find out though). Plus, it was also away from the throngs of students that have invaded every known place with a chair and a table.
Anyway, I was right. Coming in around 11am, I got myself a seat near where I could plug in my laptop(I saw 2 power points I think) and got myself a drink and a sandwich. Nothing much after that since I was busy trying to read up on news and catch up on the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK.
And then it was time… to finally approach the staff and explain to them what I was doing and that i’d need a photo or two. I went over and spoke to 2 of the Baristas – Liyana and Aida – and explained to them that I was doing a little project to visit all the Starbucks in Singapore and if I could a photo of the crew that was on duty. They must not have many of such requests because they looked a bit lost for a while before calling in the rest of the crew for a photo.
Of course, in true Starbucks fashion(which is why i love this place so much), Shafiq even made time to sit down and have a chat with me. I found a bit more about him as well as how he’s actually based at the Liang Court branch but was here because the crew here was shorthanded.(He told me he’ll be over at Liang Court on Thursday though). Hah, he also seems to be waiting for his NS letter after having just completed his Diploma. I remember myself not looking forward to that letter.
Considering this is the unofficial home to Tech65 and it’s pretty cool place to chill, I’m pretty sure i’ll be back here again soon…
8 Shenton Way #B1-12/13
Tel: 6224 9175
Mon – Fri : 0700 – 2000hrs
Sat : 0730 – 1400hrs
Sun & PH : CLOSED