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Only Halal Starbucks in Singapore, forget your ham and bacon rolls!
chutzpah
post Apr 26 2011, 02:16 AM
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Why does Starbucks serve only halal fares in Singapore? I was quite dismayed when I visited Starbucks, upon ordering toasted ham and cheese croissant, I was told they served only turkey ham, it is a halal joint. When I asked my Singaporean friends what the reason is, they just shrugged and that's that. It is perfectly understandable to have halal Starbucks in predominantly Muslim countries like IND or MY but as Singapore is predominantly Chinese and most are pork loving folks, it is odd that Starbucks should elect to serve only halal food. Pandering to the minority to the extreme?
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post Apr 26 2011, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE (chutzpah @ Apr 26 2011, 08:16 AM) *
Why does Starbucks serve only halal fares in Singapore? I was quite dismayed when I visited Starbucks, upon ordering toasted ham and cheese croissant, I was told they served only turkey ham, it is a halal joint. When I asked my Singaporean friends what the reason is, they just shrugged and that's that. It is perfectly understandable to have halal Starbucks in predominantly Muslim countries like IND or MY but as Singapore is predominantly Chinese and most are pork loving folks, it is odd that Starbucks should elect to serve only halal food. Pandering to the minority to the extreme?

Appeasement! Even LHL is doing it.
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post Apr 26 2011, 02:57 PM
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Maybe the Chinese there are too cheap to get Starbucks?
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post Apr 27 2011, 08:19 AM
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i'm just as puzzled...we NEVER get pork samurai burgers at mcdonald's..
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post Apr 27 2011, 04:34 PM
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Halal Starbucks? I'm surprised, never heard of this before WOW
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post Apr 27 2011, 04:37 PM
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i thought singapore had totally awesome food stalls and other quick restaurants all over the place.

why go to fu-kin starbucks of all places and eat their frozen, boring, generic crap?
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post Apr 27 2011, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (samnang @ Apr 28 2011, 05:37 AM) *
i thought singapore had totally awesome food stalls and other quick restaurants all over the place.

why go to fu-kin starbucks of all places and eat their frozen, boring, generic crap?


this is extremely true...fine tasty food and cheap in many hawker centres all over the lil island..
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post Apr 28 2011, 01:34 AM
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Singapore's got incredible food! I can't wait to go there and eat. The thing is this thread is about Starbucks.
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