If only I had read the reviews for this restaurant BEFORE visiting this restaurant.... We were intent on eating chilli crab on our one night passing through Singapore, and chose this place randomly among many other similar establishments advertising chilli crab along Boat Quay.
We have to admit culpability in not knowing the exchange rate, having arrived only an hour before being our only excuse. But believing in market efficiency I figured the prices quoted would be reasonable and comparable to the many other restaurants nearby, none of which looked expensive. So even when the bill for $1,010 Singapore dollars arrived, we didn't fully appreciate that the crab we two had just eaten - which was tasty enough, but not special - (along with some rice and greens) had cost the equivalent of 800USD!!!
I felt ill every time I thought of our stupidity for days if not weeks afterwards. So reading other's similar experiences here has been somewhat reassuring in that perverse way.
But it does beg the question as to how this can be allowed to go on. Perhaps it's because it's mostly travellers quickly passing through Singapore who get caught out like this, and they are less likely to lodge a formal complaint to the any official tourist regulatory body (assuming Singapore has one). Someone should.
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